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October 2 - October 23, 2019
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Kimberly Hanson

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 240 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    80
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Kimberly's Actions

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

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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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Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Kimberly Hanson 's avatar
    Kimberly Hanson 10/21/2019 7:02 AM
    The best moment:

    My 15 year daughter "needed" some things at the store and once we got there she looked at me and said, "I really don't need these mom, I just want them".  It was a wonderful moment as she had been watching my behavior as of late, and children really do learn by watching their parents!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Kimberly Hanson 10/09/2019 12:52 PM
    It is amazing how many things we accumulate and what a difference we could all make by not buying anything outside of necessities for one week per month.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

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    Kimberly Hanson 10/07/2019 6:46 AM
    With the chaotic nature of the world today, taking time with nature is important for mental health.  It is important to stay connected as we continue to fight for the well being of our planet and ourselves.

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    Kimberly Hanson 9/24/2019 2:37 PM
    I went on right away and checked off items I already do!  That felt good!