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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Jessie Viola

SU Sustainability Warriors

"To educate myself on how to make our world greener "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,455 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    117
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    190
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    608
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    177
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    3.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    4.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    7.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    8.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    654
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,386
    minutes
    spent learning

Jessie's Actions

Cultivating Communities

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. digital/virtual attendance, vacation without air travel).

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Donate Blood

I will donate blood in my community to make sure there are adequate supplies for routine medical services and emergencies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company, college, or city and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

What is My Food Supply Chain?

I will spend 25 minutes learning about my food supply chains, and complete a food waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Advocate for Equitable Food Access

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for equitable food options at work, campus, or in the spaces I frequent by contacting community leaders and/or doing other advocacy actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Repair a Broken Item

I will repair at least one item that is broken, but is repairable. This might be items like garden tools, sewing machine, small appliances, electronics, clothing, and more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Complete an Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, work, or other shared space to identify the next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Advocate for Forest Protection

I will contact 2 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests, improves their ability to sequester carbon, and supports biodiversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Volunteer in My Community

I will volunteer 1 hour(s) for a nature-based event or another opportunity to support my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Learn About Accessible & Equitable Voter Registration

I will spend 15 minutes learning about voter access and equity. And if applicable, I will register to vote, ask someone I trust to help me register, or help others register.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

I will spend 35 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Research the Benefits of Agricultural Biodiversity

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching how agricultural biodiversity positively impacts the food I eat.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

Donate Food

I will find out what food programs are in my area and donate food and/or other items that they request.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing 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

Cultivating Communities

Drive Less

Each day, I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Cultivating Communities

Collect Litter on a Plog / Plalk

Each day, I will go on a plog or plalk for minute(s) and collect items of litter.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Enacting Equity

Shop at BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, & Women-Led Businesses!

I will shop at a small business owned or staffed by underrepresented members of my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Track My Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases and identify my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 30 minutes learning about palm oil, coffee, cocoa, and other products known to contribute to deforestation, and replace or remove them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside and often with electronics with quality time outside walking, exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, observing nature, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:43 PM
    the plogging and litter walks made me feel healthy through exercise as well as improving our local school community 

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:42 PM
    my favorite daily activity was goin on walks and picking up litter 

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:42 PM
    this challenge has opened my eyes to just how much humans have effected our environment 
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:40 PM
    food sovereignty means equal access to food and localized fresh food usual costs more 
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food Advocate for Equitable Food Access
    What changes would help food insecure regions have access to local, seasonal foods? How can your choices contribute to these changes?

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:39 PM
    Allow more land for farming the income required to maintain it may help
  • Reflection Question
    Regenerating Nature Complete an Energy Audit
    What most interested you, or surprised you about your energy audit?

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:39 PM
    What surprised me the most is even though i do not own my own place i produce a lot of excessive energy
  • Reflection Question
    Regenerating Nature Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

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    Jessie Viola 10/26/2022 12:38 PM
    Lifestyle can impact how you contribute to the environment, for instance, if you have wealth you can watch the impact you make more

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    Jessie Viola 10/25/2022 6:33 PM
    The daily actions/challenges have given me a different perspective on how we interact with our environment

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    Jessie Viola 10/25/2022 6:33 PM
    I have enjoyed this ecochallenge greatly, i feel more connected with our environment
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food What is My Food Supply Chain?
    What was the most surprising part of your food supply chain? Are there any problem areas that you are able to fix?

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    Jessie Viola 10/21/2022 7:23 AM
    The most surprising  part is the amount that ends up unusable in landfills. I can start composting