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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Elif Ozcan

UWL ENV Braun

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 538 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    56
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    18
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    44
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Elif 's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 7 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 8
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 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Elif Ozcan 10/15/2018 8:33 AM
    There are many different ways to reduce the environmental footprints, such as stop using the plastic bottles, going paperless, and using less grocery bags.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Elif Ozcan 10/07/2018 1:07 PM
    When I am meditating I am more likely to think about school, instead of thinking about school I just want more time to think and reflect on other stuff, such as what made me happy today, what could I do better next time to be happier...
  • 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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    Elif Ozcan 10/07/2018 1:04 PM
    Because I like to drink coffee, I am most likely to use coffee cups. Instead of using disposable cups, I can use reusable coffee cups. Also I am trying to use less, but sometimes when I go to the grocery stores, I am more likely to use plastic bags. I can substitute plastic bags with reusable bags. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Elif Ozcan 10/03/2018 11:35 AM
    With reducing the paper mail, we can save more trees every day, and if more people start to do it, it will help to save environment. Such as it will make less recycling wastes, it will cause less paper usage... I already took some actions to reduce my mail by just going into e-mailing process instead of paper process.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

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    Elif Ozcan 10/03/2018 11:31 AM
    People in the United States more likely to eat more meat than any other places in the world. Especially red meat. I think it is mostly about how people ın United States likes fast foos, or they always think if there is no meat in the meal, it is not a full meal. We can start to eat more vegan foods, to prevent to eat more meet, or we can try to decrease the meet usages in the weekly meals. Such as; instead of eating 4 days of meat, we can decrease that number to 3 or maybe even 2. 

  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Elif Ozcan 10/03/2018 11:27 AM
    I would like to can tomatoes, peaches and pears. I also would like to can a tomato juice, because homemade taste better than store bought.