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February 27 - March 20, 2019
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Ashley Krenn

Ashley's EcoTeam

"Decreasing my ecological footprint, one day at a time."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 731 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    88
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Ashley's Actions

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Donate Unneeded Materials

I will donate unneeded materials to craft shops or places like the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my sustainability actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Sign Up for Air Quality Alerts

I will sign up to receive local Air Quality Alerts via EnviroFlash email notification

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Ashley Krenn 3/13/2019 5:23 AM
    This week is our teams week to focus on waste.  I have been collecting up my composting materials  and hoarding them in containers on my deck... saving them to start up my composting pile!  Stay tuned!  If it stays nice out, I will be moving them to my new compost pile. Any recommendations on how to begin?

    • Mandy Howison's avatar
      Mandy Howison 3/13/2019 1:54 PM
      I like to start my compost piles with a layer of dried leaves, grass clippings, or shredded paper. I am not sure if it matters, but I prefer to not throw decaying food in there first.

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    Ashley Krenn 3/11/2019 4:49 PM
    This past week our team was focusing on health. Since the weather was nice out, i decided to get outside and move. I worked outside, pruning large vines off our overgrown hillside.  It was definitely a workout! Anyone else get out and get moving in the nice weather?

    • Carly Pietrzyk's avatar
      Carly Pietrzyk 3/12/2019 12:34 PM
      Cleaned up all the dog poop! LOL

    • Mandy Howison's avatar
      Mandy Howison 3/12/2019 3:06 AM
      It has finally been gorgeous! I have been able to hike more with my dog. Also, we have been able to start spring cleaning (with natural cleaners), hang some laundry outside, getting the flower beds ready for spring, and chopping wood. This week, we will also built another compost bin so we can alternate every year. 

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    Ashley Krenn 3/08/2019 7:36 PM
    Don't forget to go meatless for leant! Also to save on energy costs! You're killing two birds with one stone! 

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    Ashley Krenn 3/05/2019 4:34 PM
    Here are the ravs ! Delicious.

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    Ashley Krenn 3/05/2019 11:31 AM
    My group and I are working on healthier choices this week.  Tonight I am making a few batches of ravioli, one for tonight and then freezing the rest for another day. It is really easy and is less processed than other food choices. You can even ask your kids to choose their own fillings :) Check out the recipe!
    https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/ravioli-dough-and-choice-of-4-fillings-59359

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    Ashley Krenn 3/03/2019 5:55 AM
    My husband and I have decided to start a compost pile behind our shed. I am excited! I have also asked our neighbor to share it, so killing two houses with one compost!

    • Carly Pietrzyk's avatar
      Carly Pietrzyk 3/05/2019 5:45 AM
      I want to do that in our new home out in the country. It will be so much easier to do many of these things out there! 

    • Mandy Howison's avatar
      Mandy Howison 3/04/2019 4:41 AM
      That is awesome! I also have a compost pile and I keep a sealed can on my kitchen deck to place all my compostable items from the kitchen, so I am not running to the compost pile every day.