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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Samantha Smith

World Centric

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 279 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3.0
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Samantha's Actions

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 2
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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Samantha Smith 10/09/2018 2:44 PM
    I'm feeling hungry right now :)
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Samantha Smith 10/09/2018 2:44 PM
    This is tricky since lots of big companies are now touting the "greenness" of their products. I've bought some that I later noticed were owned by Clorox, a sign of greenwashing.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Samantha Smith 10/09/2018 2:43 PM
    This was an easy one for me since I don't drink sodas or eat candy. I do eat chocolate and drink wine though, so those are harder to cut out.