October 3 - October 24, 2018

Kimberly Applin

Sustainable Saints

"Life is great go out and take a long walk."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 280 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    6
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 2 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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 Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

    Kimberly Applin 10/24/2018 6:09 PM
    I only make engough food for that meal.  Try to take the leftovers to work next day.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Kimberly Applin 10/23/2018 5:37 PM
    I reshaped my planter box from a square box to a triangle box.

  • Kimberly Applin 10/22/2018 3:36 PM
    Started a vegetable garden.