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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Maggie Perry

SU Sustainability Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 459 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    100
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted

Maggie's Actions

Food

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 6
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it often difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places?

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    Maggie Perry 10/20/2020 8:03 AM
    We often do not see or experiences the effects of our actions. Everything you do, no matter how small, has an impact somewhere. We also do not like to think about how much we affect others. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Maggie Perry 10/14/2020 12:47 PM
    For me, practicing gratitude helps me check myself on my privilege  when I start getting caught up in my emotions or situations. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Maggie Perry 10/08/2020 7:07 PM
    Unplug electronics from outlets when not using, turning off all the lights/electronics in rooms you are not in, switch to led lightbulbs. SOLAR PANELS
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

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    Maggie Perry 10/08/2020 7:05 PM
    I do not really leave my house other than to do laundry and grocery shop. I am going to keep all the trash I create within the next 2 weeks and see how much it is at the end.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Maggie Perry 10/07/2020 9:59 AM
    Here are my top core values. Do these goals support the life I am trying to create?
    1. To be content with my own solitude. The relationship that you have with yourself affects all other relationships you have. 
    - Be more attentive to my mental and physical health 
    - Empathy without boundaries is self destruction
    2. To create a safe, comfortable, and open environment and energy for myself and those around me. 
    - Be supportive 
    - Love and kindness are at the core of your intentions & impact 
    3.  Take advantage of the opportunities that are given to you to help those that are not given the same privileges. 
    - Education is a privilege 

     
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Maggie Perry 10/07/2020 9:45 AM
    Today we ran out of food in our house and had to purchase a delivery meal. I have been trying to save money due to being a college student, and it feels good to treat myself with an outside meal and also treat my body with energy. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Maggie Perry 10/07/2020 9:42 AM
    About a year and a half ago I learned that washing your clothes with cold water is more efficient and have been doing it every since. Cold water also helps from keeping the color from spreading!