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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Eden Dusich

SU Sustainability Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 491 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    35
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Eden's Actions

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

Do at Home

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 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn It Off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Eden Dusich's avatar
    Eden Dusich 10/14/2020 12:06 PM
    Currently, on the campus where I live, about half of the energy is generated by solar energy, and the rest is from fossil fuels. Having solar panels on campus to generate some of the school energy is great for the environment, as we are able to lessen the amount of energy generated from non-renewable energy sources. The energy provided from the solar panels ensures that no greenhouse gases will be emitted into the air. However, the other percent of energy being generated from fossil fuels is releasing those harmful gases that are damaging our environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    Eden Dusich's avatar
    Eden Dusich 10/07/2020 1:07 PM
    Individuals living in richer countries consume much more meat as oppose to those living in other places. This is most likely due to the economic component meat poses to a country. However, this consumption of meat is extremely harmful to the environment. Lots of land is required to raise animals, which means trees must be cleared for fields. In addition, these animals produce excessive amounts of waste that end up polluting rivers and streams as a result of runoff.