October 11 - October 25, 2017

Joan Olawski-Stiener

NJDEP EcoLogicals

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 306 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    570
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    616
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    10
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Challenges

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 15 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 7 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 15 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 15 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 2 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 8 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of leave no trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/24/2017 11:36 AM
    Enjoyed a nice 2+ mile walk  in a park we've never been in before.  It was beautiful, next to a golf course.  Picked up 15 bottles, cups, and cans for recycling.

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/24/2017 11:34 AM
    enjoyed two nice walks in between the rain showers. what a lovely day.


  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/19/2017 1:05 PM
    The sunrise was gorgeous today.  Robin's egg blue sky with pink clouds.

    • i q 10/19/2017 3:15 PM
      Sorry I missed it.  I was focused on getting myself to the pool...

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/17/2017 8:39 AM
    Planning my meals ahead of time and shopping only for those items help eliminate food waste and I'm eating healthier foods.

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/17/2017 8:38 AM
    Loving the EcoChallenge!  It is inspirational and is expanding my daily activities.  Practicing gratitude for the Earth is great - much needed quiet moments before and after the busy day, a short meditation...

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/16/2017 8:38 AM
    Went to a park in town that we haven't been in before.  Enjoyed the time with the dogs.

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/16/2017 8:36 AM
    We went to a local farmer stand and bought just what we needed for dinner - tomatoes, onions for our salad, and for dessert, a fresh blueberry pie.  Yum!

    • Carey Compton 10/17/2017 6:05 AM
      Yum, we typically do this on saturdays too and I just want to be able to get fresh local produce all year around.  Yum! Great job Joan. 


  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/16/2017 8:35 AM
    We went to the country and enjoyed some time on a sheep farm.  It was lovely watching the sheep, horses, chickens as well as the birds flying overhead in the wide open sky.  It was wonderful.

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/12/2017 8:33 AM
    My dog Rio is a Dog Scout of America, so not only do we try to leave no trace by picking up after ourselves, but we find and pick up bottles, cans and cups on our neighborhood walks and he earns badges for Community Service (he sometimes finds them for me).  In the last couple of years, we've picked up over 800 bottles, cans and cups... and picked up 2 more yesterday in our neighborhood.

  • Joan Olawski-Stiener 10/12/2017 8:27 AM
    We couldn't see the sun rise because of the cloud cover, but the clouds were beautiful. So many different shades of grey and different shapes.  They are fun to watch and don't often get the attention they deserve...