Dawn Andrew

Foundations and Practice of Sustainability 2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 211 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Dawn's Actions

Visions of Sustainability

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

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

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Watch a Documentary

I will watch one of the films suggested in the additional resources and discuss it with friends or family.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 4 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Dawn Andrew 11/04/2019 9:51 AM
    I am trying to eat vegan all week long. No meat should be easy but I love cheese. This will be my downfall. meals prepped so good so far. :)

  • Dawn Andrew 10/24/2019 6:16 AM
    I noticed on the new they are coming up with another fancy apple-Cosmic Crisp.   A merge between honey crisp and a tart apple. It should show  up in stores this December. I"m not sure how I feel about this yet.  

  • Dawn Andrew 10/24/2019 6:11 AM
    I brought in my plants for the winter so they would not freeze and I'd have them for next year. Lemongrass is great for mosquitos and it looks fantastic.  

  • Dawn Andrew 10/15/2019 7:43 PM
    I cheated and ate a sandwich at Jimmy Johns today. I didn't take a straw or a lid and was sad to see that only water cup "free" was a stryofoam cup. I did tell them that this was toxic and not sustainable. I received a look like I was crazy. Maybe I can convince them  to use paper cups instead. Anything but styrofoam. 

    • Dawn Andrew 10/17/2019 7:16 PM
      I think if the right person hears me something positive will happen. :) I never realized how many restaurants use styrofoam and this class makes me look more at whats being used and just looking at peoples habits. 

    • Lacy Cagle 10/17/2019 5:15 PM
      Thanks for speaking up! It's important. Two restaurants near my house stopped using styrofoam to-go containers after I (and I suspect a couple of my friends!) kept hassling them about it. :)

  • Dawn Andrew 10/15/2019 7:35 PM
    I shopped for dinner meal planning and the prices were not that bad. I'm happy to say that I'll be eating some meat free meals for the rest of the week. Yay! between Aldi and trader Joe's prices are not as high as Dierbergs or Schnucks and I feel like the quality is better. I need to look into where Trader Joe's gets their foods. To be continued. 

  • Dawn Andrew 10/06/2019 10:50 AM
    I completed the story of stuff quiz and am in "investigator" It was an interesting short quiz to take. I posted it on FaceBook so that others will hopefully read up and take the quiz and learn what they are and how they can get involved in community projects.

  • Dawn Andrew 10/06/2019 10:02 AM
    It's so nice to have cooler weather but the low for this up coming Thursday is 37. This has effected our seasonal climate and is too cold for the beginning of fall. 

  • Dawn Andrew 10/03/2019 9:14 PM
    Processed foods are in seemingly everything and it's difficult find things that everyone in my family will eat without all the additives. Organic leafy veggies and greens are just about the only thing I can think of without processed ingredients. The plant based diet will have to do. 

  • Dawn Andrew 10/03/2019 9:07 PM
    I reposted on Facebook for anyone who may want to donate to the ocean clean up for my birthday. I'll try and post the link in this section. Can't figure out the link and guess you would have to search for me under Dawn Andrew if you wanted to donate. No pressure. :) 

  • Dawn Andrew 10/03/2019 9:02 PM
    I had to join the spring team then switch to our class. Not sure why I have trouble but hoping this is the last of it.