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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Josephine Lian

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 281 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    88
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    people
    helped
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Josephine's Actions

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 5 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 6 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

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

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    Josephine Lian 10/12/2018 12:34 PM
    It a person a new way of expressing themselves and it also makes them more content with their life since they are more comfortable with themselves. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Josephine Lian 10/12/2018 12:29 PM
    It makes me take the time to evaluate the importance of life and how there can be many ups and downs on the road. I can take the gratification and show the love and support I get from my happiness to the next person I meet.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Josephine Lian 10/11/2018 4:52 PM
    Plastic straws, bags, food wrap, and plastic cups. Choosing to skip using plastic straws when getting a drink, use reusable bags when grocery shopping, store the food in biodegradable food containers, and use stainless steel cups or glass cups.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Josephine Lian 10/11/2018 4:47 PM
    Use decomposable products, use reusable tupperware, water bottles, and try to reduce the amount of waste that is made on a daily basis. As well as growing my own foods. (vegetables, and fruits)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Help Others
    In your opinion, how do social inequalities diminish a strong sense of community?

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    Josephine Lian 9/26/2018 2:51 PM
    Social inequality makes others feel like they are put into a certain category which defeats the purpose of having a community. Everyone should feel like they belong and not always wanting to shut out others around them based on their views, race, gender, and appearance.