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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Ari Hagarty

SU Sustainability Warriors

"My goal is to make a difference in the world by being aware of the actions I can do differently!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,422 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    121
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    19
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    320
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    49
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent learning

Ari's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
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

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 15 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 Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 20 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

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

Do at Home

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 20 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

Community

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

Do at Home

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Ari Hagarty's avatar
    Ari Hagarty 10/28/2020 6:24 PM
    This challenge has been an amazing way for me to be more aware of the impact that I have on the Earth
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Ari Hagarty 10/14/2020 8:21 AM
    Air Pollution, Hazardous waste, wastewater are environmental factors that affect human health in my area. They affect people in that we get sick from the compromised air we breathe. 

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    Ari Hagarty 10/14/2020 5:04 AM
    My eco challenge is off to an amazing start! I have found myself to be so much more aware of the negative impact I have had on the world and my eyes have been opened to the possibilities of the positive impact I can have on the world!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Ari Hagarty 10/14/2020 5:02 AM
    If toxins are released into the air my health is likely to be poor because I will find that I have trouble breathing and it could lead to some more serious issues.
  • 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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    Ari Hagarty 10/12/2020 5:14 PM
    Having access to nutritious food can help a community become more resilient because they will have the ability to prepare food with items that are healthier. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Ari Hagarty 10/10/2020 12:20 PM
    The closest landfill is located 45 minted from me so the communities surrounding the landfills would be the most affected.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Ari Hagarty 10/10/2020 7:55 AM
    Big cities are most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsibility in my community. They are affected by toxic emissions that are released into the air.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Tour a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you tour? What did you learn?

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    Ari Hagarty 10/09/2020 5:52 PM
    I toured a landfill in San Diego because I found it very interesting to see how a landfill is run.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

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    Ari Hagarty 10/09/2020 5:36 PM
    I think that climate change will affect my area in the way of more flooding on certain roads. One of the ways to find out more about climate changes impact on my regions water is to do research on credible websites.
  • 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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    Ari Hagarty 10/09/2020 5:20 PM
    I found that there are so many locations near me that would allow me to recycle the items that will not decompose and can be reused for other activities