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Kenneth Slaysman

York College Spartans for Sustainability

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 850 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    420
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    40
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1,140
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    270
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    600
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    600
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    54
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    20
    whole food meals
    consumed

Kenneth's actions

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 30 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

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Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

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Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/12/2020 2:49 PM
    I've been struggling with lower back pain. Getting out walking for an hour each day is a chore but it helps to loosen my back. Distance learning is not conducive to keeping my back in tact.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/03/2020 5:23 PM
    Practicing gratitude helps keep me centered by by making me realize, that despite all the struggles that we are bombarded by daily, I live an extremely blessed life.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/03/2020 2:50 PM
    My future. I retire from teaching full time in May. I still love to teach so as I transition to teaching part-time I want to reflect how I can connect more effectively with my students.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/02/2020 3:41 PM
    Well, 5 minute showers are relatively easy. I can abide by the old adage with flushing the toilet: if its yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush it down. I can make sure the dishwasher is full before running it.

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/01/2020 3:22 PM
    This is what my walk looked like today. Made it 30 minutes but not very far.

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/01/2020 12:53 PM
    I'm bummed, I'm not able to get my 30 minute walks in until I get my back taken care of. Right now I can barely walk 10 minutes.

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/01/2020 12:50 PM
    Don't forget to register actions completed today!!

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    Kenneth Slaysman 4/01/2020 8:14 AM
    Easiest way to do 5 minute shower is to turn water off while soaping up!!

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    Kenneth Slaysman 3/31/2020 2:15 PM
    For most of my life I've not considered how my behaviors impacted the climate and by extension the billions of people, the flora and the fauna on this planet. I want our children and grandchildren to have the kinds of opportunities I've had all my life, so I need to continue to change my behavior. I plan on taking shorter showers, eat less meat and extend thanks and kindness to others during this challenge.

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    Kenneth Slaysman 3/30/2020 4:52 PM
    We're up to second place. Let's add more members and keep moving up and saving the planet.