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Holly Windom

Comerica Michigan Green Team

"I am willing take a nice long look in the mirror and admit I can do better with making a different on this planet. Join me in going out and becoming more powerfully productive! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 545 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    55
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning

Holly's Actions

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Participate in Comerica's Master of Sustainability Awareness Program

I will sign up for Comerica's Master of Sustainability Awareness Program and will work on my MSA Seedling level certification (or higher certifications for existing MSA participants).

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 10 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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Holly Windom 4/29/2022 8:47 AM
    Hey Team: My question to my self every year is always the same ...... This (the present moment) can not be all life has for me? Well, the Ecochallenge always makes me aware of how to contribute to being an involved part of sustaining this planet. So my work is not done and either is yours! These challenges provide so many options to do the correct thing or correct your bad habits. I love the research for different topics the most. I say I'm not a huge social media fan but I love Youtube.  You can learn any and everything you want to know about everything. We must continue to learn, to question and to find solutions that create a sustainable planet. I take this project on to grow my knowledge and share my results. I really enjoy the post of my teammates and I thank all of you who "High 5" my post. 

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    Holly Windom 4/27/2022 9:13 AM
    Hey Team: Lets talk saving water by using energy efficient dishwashers. As a child I was one of 4 of my Mother's human dishwashers. This was not at all efficient. I like to do dishes with the water running. Yes, I have always had a high water bill and did not relate it to that bad habit. During the first part of the pandemic an article I read stated the best to disinfect your kitchen ware was to use your dishwasher. Well, it is only me in my place and once a week is sufficient to run the dishwasher instead of by hand each night. I was delighted with the change in my water bill.  About $20,00 per quarter. Changing this one bad habit adds back to my budget $80.00 a year.   

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    Holly Windom 4/26/2022 9:47 AM
    Last week at Comerica we celebrated Earth Week. I attended 3 webinars on Sustainable items the world is trying to improve. These were all great videos and very informative guess speakers.  Life needs to be sustain at a higher level than we have been maintaining it. Soon I pray we as the human race will make the different needs for the generations to follow. So that they may enjoy this planet as intended. Due to we as a people mess it up with our bad habits and lack of knowledge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Holly Windom 4/21/2022 1:40 PM
    I am blessed enough the have a portfolio for a few years. I'm been advise to spend some unless I'm willing to generational give it to my beneficiaries. Well my parent and grandparent were unable to do this for me but I'm willing to do it for my grandkids and their unborn children. Now we are not talking millions of course you all know where I work but in years to come it may be enough to place a down payment on something! I have all I need in things. I'm just using my earnings for travel and pleasure events. That is if the stocks and bonds market stay stable. Wish me luck! 

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    Holly Windom 4/19/2022 7:52 AM
    My goals are all attainable! I enjoying sharing my journey thru my post and how I'm processing thru this ecochallenge. Awareness is Key is my favorite statement. The more we know the better effort we should make to do better. Being willing to go the extra step to maintain this planet if worth the time invested. I want to thank the Team for joining together to show we care. 

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    Holly Windom 4/19/2022 7:47 AM
    Hey Team: I been certified in MSA Seedling I'm proud to say I'm at MSA Sapling level. Be sure to log your progress this Earth Day week. It will check off a couple of the categories. Also, you will learn and few new things. I love doing the discussion board (once I learned how to post a reply). We all have experiences. Let share them with others. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Holly Windom 4/13/2022 11:49 AM
    Downtown Detroit. The Riverwalk Waterfront is in the lead of a nation wide "Best in Urban Water Front in 2022". The Parks include: West River Walk, West Riverfront Park, Mt. Elliott Park, Riverfront-Lakewood Park, Robert C. Valade Park Gabriel Richard Park, Ralph C. Wilson Centennial Park, Detroit River Walk, William G. Miliken State Park and Harbor. Most of these are ran by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Most of these parks are not even a mile long but worth the visit. Most have free parking. 

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    Holly Windom 4/11/2022 5:57 AM
    Hey Team: I am so glad Comerica Bank is involved with this program. Awareness is half the battle in my view of making intended choices about daily living. Some of us (by that I mean me) are so busy being busy we can overlook that it is up to us to sustain this planet. Its food, water and air to a high level to provide for the future generations. I am just making the effort in my corner of this world and I'm very proud of the team to be doing the same. Lets stay focused! 
  • 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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    Holly Windom 4/11/2022 5:46 AM
    Hey Team:
     Most people who do spend most of there time inside and on screens are not as healthy mental or physically as they could be. The results show up in human behavior acting out like movies and video games due to that the only examples they see. Its the easy connection of trash in trash out results. You are what you watch but we are use to you are what you eat. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

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    Holly Windom 4/11/2022 5:40 AM
    Heam Team: First, I know nothing about this type of cooking but this what I'm suppose to education all of us so here it is:
    View this website for more details it very interesting.
    Induction Cooking Explained: The Pros and Cons of This Type of Cooking | Martha Stewart

    What Is Induction Cooking?
    Induction is electromagnetic. Magnets excite metallic pans to create heat. Pans essentially become burners, eliminating heat transfer through the glass cooktop surface unlike regular electric cooking, thus making it more efficient and safer. Induction cooking is available in a single "burner" or heating zone, a cooktop with multiple heating zones, or a range. Happy Cooking!