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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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October 7 - October 28, 2020

PCC SOC 228 - Environmental Sociology

Portland Community College

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 10,786 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    32
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5,187
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,257
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    287
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    938
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    19
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11,064
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    6
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    34
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    116
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    123
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    3,095
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    43
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    2,197
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    46
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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Recent updates from this team
  • November 1 at 9:26 PM
    The number one thing I noticed in composting my food waste as opposed to just throwing it away, was how quickly the compost container was filling up and in turn, how much food waste we really throw away. Once my compost material is ready, I plan to use it as planting soil for the various plants I have in and around my house!
  • November 1 at 9:22 PM
    Before doing the EcoChallenge the single-use items I used regularly were that of plastic baggies and plastic food containers. In order to reduce these items I bought reusable bags to store food items in and packed my lunch in reusable containers each day. 
  • October 28 at 10:49 PM
    This challenge has been really eye opening for me, in regard to how easy it is to cut meat out of a diet when grocery stores have large selections of alternative proteins. In regard to cost, the best option is to make much of the meals it at home and from scratch, doing a lot of meal prepping. For me, that was difficult fitting into a busy...
  • October 28 at 8:40 PM
    This Vox article discusses the connections of some chronic conditions, like asthma, and severe cases of COVID-19. Asthma can be caused by air pollution, and studies suggest race and income impact how much air pollution people are exposed to. This is one potential reason why there are racial disparities in the number of COVID cases and mortality...
  • October 28 at 8:31 PM
    Trans, femme and nonbinary people make up an important part of our society. They are at higher risk for violence, especially those who are also BIPOC. Equality is important and lifting up the voices of those who are systematically and traditionally marginalized and harmed is extremely important in creating a just and sustainable society.
  • October 28 at 5:59 PM
    People in wealthier countries eat more meat because they can. Meat production is an expensive and timely process. It provides protein, but a cheaper and faster protein is beans and rice. Meat production is also not a very sustainable process. This affects our planet by raising air pollutants and water pollutants. It affects other people because...

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