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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Elizabeth Bosanko

SU Sustainability Warriors

"Healing our planet, one step at a time."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 794 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    105
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    4.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning

Elizabeth's Actions

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Happiness

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 15 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/27/2020 7:35 PM
    Trans, femme, and nonbinary people should have the same rights as any other person. When they have to spend time and energy fighting for these rights, they are disadvantaged. They are fighting for survival and acceptance. This means that they don't have as much time to focus on a sustainable lifestyle or fighting for the environment. 

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/27/2020 9:29 AM
    I'm proud of the work that we have done as a team throughout this challenge. I hope to continue to push myself even when the challenge is over.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/27/2020 9:27 AM
    A lack of nutritious food hinders a community. Nutritious food is a survival need. When a community has to spend all their focus and resources on obtaining nutrient rich food, they are held back from other goals. Having access to nutritious food helps communities become more resilient because it helps them physically as well as frees up time to pursue other goals such as better infrastructure, eductaion, etc.

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/24/2020 11:20 AM
    Today I appreciated nature and supported local small businesses by walking to the farmer's market!

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/22/2020 8:09 PM
    The ecochallenge is going really well so far! I'm excited to see what next week will bring.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/22/2020 8:08 PM
    We learned about the state that our country and world will be in if we continue on this path. The future of our climate and country is extremely concerning. We felt worried. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by polluted water or a lack of access to water in your region? How are they affected?

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/20/2020 8:20 PM
    In PA water scarcity is less of a problem according to the water atlas. However, water pollution will affect all those along the Susquehanna River and those on the Chesapeake Bay since PA does feed into the bay.

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/20/2020 4:13 PM
    I enjoyed some time outside today. The weather was so nice and warm. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/19/2020 12:09 PM
    Electronics can be recycled at Best Buy, Staples, or Hand Up.  Spiral Bulbs are recyclable at Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse of Selinsgrove and plastic bags can be returned to stores like Weis. 

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    Elizabeth Bosanko 10/19/2020 11:58 AM
    The challenge is going well! I may add some new activities to by dashboard