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February 27 - March 20, 2019
Rachael Sands's avatar

Rachael Sands

Inhale Pittsburgh

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 582 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    88
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Rachael's Actions

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant

I will use the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant finder to choose a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant when I dine out.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about the waste stream by visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill.

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

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

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Become a Master Recycler/Composter

I will sign up for one of Pennsylvania Resource Council's workshops on composting, rainwater conservation, home health and other conservation topics.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Donate Unneeded Materials

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Rachael Sands 3/18/2019 10:01 AM
    Anyone been to/suggest recycling centers in Pittsburgh or just somewhere to go to learn about the waste stream? I've done some research on this but would like to hear if someone has personal experience.

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    Rachael Sands 3/14/2019 6:35 PM
    One of my favorite personal challenges so far is "eating meals without distractions". It's really brought us together and we cleared off to kitchen table to eat at every night. Also, today's warm weather was super inspiring to get the herb garden planted! Hopefully checking that challenge off tomorrow.

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    Rachael Sands 3/06/2019 7:40 AM
    It's been hard to remember to switch my washer to cold water when doing laundry. Why are they automatically set to warm/hot? This is part of the problem. It should be the other way around.

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    Rachael Sands 2/26/2019 4:16 PM
    In preparation of giving up sugars, my not-so-smart tactic has been to eat everything sugar related that is currently in the house.