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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Scarlett Medina

Starbucks Partners for Sustainability

"Love the earth."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 673 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    16
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    44
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    72
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Scarlett's Actions

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 4 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY 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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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    Scarlett Medina 10/24/2018 9:21 AM
    Great, what a great way to be held accountable.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/23/2018 4:19 PM
    I take vitamins, exercise and stay within my routine to keep up with all aspects, teeth, face, skin, muscles, ect.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/23/2018 4:16 PM
    “When we experience positive emotions, we think more clearly, solve creative problems, work more productively, build fruitful relationships, and even increase our colleagues’ productivity. When we’re calm rather than stressed or anxious, we also make better decisions and fewer mistakes.”
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/17/2018 8:20 AM
    I think that it helps make conmections within the community. It is what makes towns feel like they support each other. I think it is amazing when the local chefs make a point to get to know the local farmers to see where their product is coming from, it makes for a great partnership.
  • 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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    Scarlett Medina 10/17/2018 8:17 AM
    My husband and I are both chefs, so i love to educate others in the community about how far food travels to get places and what is grown here in South Carolina that we can enjoy in the different seasons. We are also blessed with many farmer’s markets that we can purchase these products and some grocery stores even sell the local products. #charlestonlocalgrown
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

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    Scarlett Medina 10/12/2018 1:42 PM
    The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/10/2018 2:41 PM
    I encourage my friends all the time to come workout with me. Sometimes it could be as simple as a walk along the beach or in our neighborhood. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work from Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. Are you in an industry that would allow you to work from home? What are some obstacles you might find yourself facing while working from home?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/10/2018 2:38 PM
    Working from home can sometimes be distracting as I have 3 cats and many things I could be doing around the house.  Although I could work from home every once in a while, my job does not really allow me to most of the time. 3 months ago, we decided to move our family closer to the city when we could finally afford it, and I went from an hour to an hour and a half commute to just 15-20 minutes. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/07/2018 9:02 AM
    I will carry items, a lot of times, people will bag things like gallons of milk of laundry detergent that already have a built in handle to carry. I try to keep the bags in my car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Scarlett Medina 10/06/2018 12:45 PM
    I could eat more green foods.