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Julie Jones

Slalom Chicago 🌿

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 415 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    80
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    105
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

Julie's Actions

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 3 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 30 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Julie Jones 4/29/2022 10:06 AM
    I had a vegan donut this morning!  Who said vegan food had to be healthy...?
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

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    Julie Jones 4/29/2022 10:05 AM
    actively listening is freeing because i'm not trying to 'solve' anything - just letting someone express themselves
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Julie Jones 4/22/2022 6:55 AM
    Stocked up on locally sourced, organic potting soil and compost.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Julie Jones 4/22/2022 6:53 AM
    using 'leftover' water for plants rather than pouring down the sink.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Julie Jones 4/19/2022 11:59 AM
    Surprising - I was excited to see a number of foods I regularly buy/eat on the clean 15 list.  I only buy organic for those items on the dirty dozen list - and I am fortunate to be able to find and afford the organic options.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

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    Julie Jones 4/18/2022 8:59 AM
    I enjoyed teaching my daughter how to sew on a new button.  We also turned her leggings with holey knees into shorts!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Julie Jones 4/15/2022 11:35 AM
    when i practice mindfulness, it helps reduce anxiety and be present more often 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Julie Jones 4/14/2022 12:30 PM
    being removed from nature impacts my mental well-being - i have to take a trip to 'the country' at least once a quarter or i get anxious and depressed.

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      Mike Staffeldt 4/15/2022 6:20 AM
      I've found I need to go further. I find small bits of nature, even in the city, and that makes a difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Julie Jones 4/14/2022 9:51 AM
    take the train rather than driving to the office.