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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Lilly Meek

Education for Sustainability

""Education for Sustainability""

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 309 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    39
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    4.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning

Lilly's Actions

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 Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Lilly Meek's avatar
    Lilly Meek 10/21/2018 3:43 PM
    Saying no to straws is still going strong. I think I will never use another straw in my life ever again to be honest with you. 

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    Lilly Meek 10/21/2018 3:42 PM
    I actually like these 10 min walks.

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    Lilly Meek 10/21/2018 3:41 PM
    Just finished saving energy by switching to cold water!
  • 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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    Lilly Meek 9/16/2018 5:43 PM
    This was a bit hard to do because Oregon is so cold! But I managed to do it. 

    • Fallon Harris's avatar
      Fallon Harris 9/19/2018 8:57 AM
      I opted to take cooler showers, rather than cold showers. Living more sustainably doesn't mean we have to suffer :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Keep a Nature Journal
    What natural gifts are you grateful for?

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    Lilly Meek 9/16/2018 1:05 AM
    Just found a journal to write in. I never usually write in journals because I usually forget to keep writing.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Lilly Meek 9/16/2018 1:01 AM
    Today I went for a walk outside. It was the first time I stepped off campus and visited my downtown for a long time. Its been bout a month! I was pleasantly surprised to find chalk art & a small fair going on. I also found the shake and fold movement thats going on currently. Kind of ironic that I found this because Ive never heard of shake and fold until this week! Now I am seeing it everywhere. I actually tried the method out and found out it surprisingly worked well. Lets reduce our footprint one step at a time!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Buy Used Clothes
    Do people with economic privilege have a responsibility to consume and own less? How can the concept of "reduce" be presented to those who may be struggling to have enough food, clothes, shelter?

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    Lilly Meek 9/13/2018 11:21 PM
    Fast fashion is unsustainable and most of the out of trend clothing from mass producers like forever21 dump their clothing or it ends up in third world countries and is left there like garbage.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Lilly Meek 9/13/2018 11:20 PM
    Today I had a healthier alternative Lunch.. I had a salad and soup. I will try to eat less meat based foods at least once a day. 
  • 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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    Lilly Meek 9/13/2018 6:08 PM
    I normally use straws from my universities Starbucks campus. Instead I can buy a reusable straw or deny straws to reduce my footprint.