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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Carter Wynn

SU Sustainability Warriors

"There is no better time than now to educate, conserve, and advocate for our environment and the natural world!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,416 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    175
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,230
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    844
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    8.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    515
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    spent learning

Carter's Actions

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

Do at Home

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Carter Wynn's avatar
    Carter Wynn 10/28/2020 5:15 AM
    This has been an awesome Ecochallenge and I can't believe it is the last day! I hope everyone else enjoyed it as well. Even though the challenge is over, let's keep being sustainable and let's keep making our planets natural world a better place!

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    Carter Wynn 10/26/2020 9:21 AM
    We have some really crazy weather right now! It went from being pretty warm to pretty cold in a matter of a few days. 

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    Carter Wynn 10/25/2020 8:23 PM
    Only a few more days left everyone! Let's keep working hard and make our way up the leaderboard.

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    Carter Wynn 10/23/2020 3:50 AM
    It is looking to be another beautiful fall day today. Get out and enjoy it everyone!

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    Carter Wynn 10/22/2020 5:11 AM
    It is quite foggy this morning! It gives the forest a sense of eeriness and beauty all at the same time and it is excellent for getting some unique photos.

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    Carter Wynn 10/21/2020 9:17 AM
    I can't believe there is only one week left of this Ecochallenge. Time sure does fly by.

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    Carter Wynn 10/20/2020 7:06 PM
    It was a very lovely day outside today! I hope you all could get out and enjoy it.

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    Carter Wynn 10/19/2020 4:01 PM
    I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying seeing the products of being sustainable! 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Carter Wynn 10/15/2020 6:09 AM
    One thing I can do to help my community become more sustainable is provide free, education outreach programs so people can learn about what practices in sustainability would best suit our community. 

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    Carter Wynn 10/15/2020 6:04 AM
    I'm very happy with how this Ecochallenge is going! As a team we are over 10,000 points now! Let's keep up the great work everyone!