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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Ashly Pinarkyil

Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Alpha Chapter

"Try to help the world become more eco-friendly one person at a time"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 496 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    180
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    72
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    65
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Ashly's Actions

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 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 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/17/2018 11:43 AM
    What concerns me is that there is clear evidence of what is happening to the Earth, but still there are so many people who either do not believe it or do not care for it. 
  • 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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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/10/2018 3:17 PM
    I can look up articles on how to give purpose to things I have already used. 

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/07/2018 2:56 PM
    I love saving the earth!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/07/2018 2:52 PM
    The University can put up signs to promote 2 sided printing! They can also make it an option to make it cheaper if it is double sided printing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/07/2018 2:45 PM
    I think plastic water bottles are used a lot more than reusable ones because they are much cheaper and accessible when people are out and about. People need to make sure they have waterbottles on hand, in their cars, and wherever they may travel. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/07/2018 2:44 PM
    It feels great knowing that doing something so small as using a reusable mug can make a huge difference! My roommates and I all share our reusable mugs so that no one has to use plasticware!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/07/2018 2:40 PM
    Organic farming has great potential to feed the world if costs can be lowered for those who may not be able to afford it. 

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/07/2018 2:38 PM
    My challenges are going great! Go Green!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/03/2018 8:00 AM
    It’s addressed very well 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Ashly Pinarkyil 10/03/2018 7:59 AM
    In addition to changing lightbulbs, I remembered to turn the lights off when I am not using them to be more energy efficient.