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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Alison Hopper

Sustainability LLC

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 189 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    spent exercising

Alison's Actions


Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.




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.



5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.



Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.



Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.



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    Alison Hopper 10/22/2017 8:10 PM
    This challenge is getting harder and harder to do. I seem to be extremely stressed all the time. It might just be the negative stuff coming out or I don't know. Either way, I didn't save too much water today because my whole body hurt and wanted to just enjoy the warm water. (Also, I've been cold all day) But, at least I am making an impact by decreasing the overall usage of water! I also exercised for 40 minutes today (because that is alI could handle) However, I usually do just 20 minutes. So, I still doubled my time! I also feel good because of it since I was able to let you my stress/sadness from the day. Negative but also positive effects of this challenge. I'll work on increasing the amount of positive effects in the last 2/3 days that remain. As I am writing this, I have not brushed my teeth, but when I do, I will turn off the water and do a wall sit while brushing my teeth! (It's another method of adding a bit of exercise to my day. Hope everyone else's challenges are going well!! We are almost there! To the end!~

    • Jennifer Bechtel's avatar
      Jennifer Bechtel 10/24/2017 7:48 AM
      Celebrate your successes. None of us get it all right. It sounds like you're doing a great job for yourself and for the world around you! 

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    Alison Hopper 10/20/2017 8:39 AM
    I didn't exactly take a 5 minute shower. But, I did take a shorter shower than usual. I still saved water! Forgot to write down three things I am grateful for, but I had an idea as a "mental note" :)

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    Alison Hopper 10/18/2017 8:12 PM
    I am really grateful towards my grandpa for being the person that supports me the greatest despite living far away from me (in Mexico City) I just got off the phone with him and it was nonstop support and great wishes (I haven't talked to him in weeks, yet he still believe in me) I cried happy tears. Many other people are supporting me a lot more than I thought. Overall, it was (and still is) a great day/night!
    I hope other people have someone in their life that provides as much support as they can muster. If you don't have a person like that, no worries, I can be that person if you want! :) 

    • Jennifer Bechtel's avatar
      Jennifer Bechtel 10/20/2017 7:03 AM
      It's so great that you are able to stay connected with someone who is so special to you even though he's far away. I'm glad he was able to be a good support for you, and it's wonderful that you're spreading that love around. That really makes a difference in your community.

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    Alison Hopper 10/17/2017 8:22 PM
    This challenge is also making me save by computer battery by shutting it down when I am not using it.  I was able to use my computer all day today and I am barely charging it. It's 10pm. Busy day too! MIind blown! 

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    Alison Hopper 10/13/2017 8:14 PM
    Writing down 3 things I am grateful for everyday is really improving my overall mood. It's only been 2 days and I am already feeling so happy (than I normally am). 5 minute showers are hard because I went 2 minutes over....How does one take a 5 minute shower anyway!? Exercising is also benefiting me! Great day! Can't wait for the next! ^^

    • Jennifer Bechtel's avatar
      Jennifer Bechtel 10/17/2017 6:06 AM
      So glad to hear that the challenge is going well so far. Tip for the 5 minute shower: Try doing shampoo and conditioner at the same time.

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    Alison Hopper 10/04/2017 6:55 PM
    Hello! This is my first time doing this challenge. I am extremely excited to try out these new things that will help impact our environment, but also see how I will grow as a person in these next two weeks. Good luck to everyone and have a great day/afternoon/evening/night!