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Cody Brown

Capstone Winter 21

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 246 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    miles
    traveled by foot

Cody's Actions

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 17.77 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
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

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    Cody Brown 3/04/2021 9:13 AM
    This week I tried walking to more places instead of driving. Normally I would drive to nearby stores if I need anything even though it would only be a medium length walk to get there. I noticed a lot of the streets around my house don't have sidewalks so I was forced to walk in the road a lot of the time. Now I'm not saying that walking with groceries and stuff is fun but it is not the hardest thing to do and I'm glad I did it.

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      amy minato 3/08/2021 4:09 PM
      i found a rolling grocery bag at a thrift store. its water proof. kind of like a rolling suitcase. makes walking home with groceries so easy!

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    Cody Brown 2/18/2021 9:18 AM
    This week I have tried to reduce water consumption and use in my household. I already tried to not be wasteful with the water I used but this week I got everyone in my household to be mindful. I got them to take shorter showers, and not leave the sink running if they weren't expletively using it. I'm not sure exactly how much water we saved but getting people to go from 20-25 minute showers down to 10 must have had some impact.

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      amy minato 2/22/2021 12:09 PM
      yes for sure especially compounded daily for the rest of their lives..if they keep it up!

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    Cody Brown 2/04/2021 7:55 AM
    This week I've tried to only use reusable water bottles. I normally only use reusable water bottles so I also tried to "encourage" my family to also only use reusable water bottles and containers. It went well and we cut our disposable container usage by a bit this week.

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      amy minato 2/08/2021 3:41 PM
      sounds good Cody do you think they will continue this trend?  How about coffee mugs? Do you already use reusable ones?

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    Cody Brown 1/28/2021 9:39 AM
    This week I tried buying only what I need which turned out to be harder than it sounds. When I went shopping this week I had to really plan out all of my meals and make sure I wasn't over buying. I also needed to not get distracted by all the other things that I really enjoyed eating or drinking. Honestly this challenge was super hard and I really didn't like doing it. I am so used to having extra stuff to mix things up so it was a pretty ruff week.

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      amy minato 1/28/2021 1:03 PM
      i hear you!  changing food habits its pretty hard especially in the beginning. if you shop at fred meyer, you can order food for pickup for free. that way you arent tempted to buy other things

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    Cody Brown 1/21/2021 7:18 AM
    This week I decided to try and eat 2 meatless meals a day, and was successful at it. I was very skeptical that I would actually be able to find meals that I enjoyed eating since I am kind of a picky eater but it wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be. I chose two meals a day since I already never ate meat for breakfast and wanted to try and cut it out of another meal as well. I ended up eating a lot more salads and mixed veggies than usual so I'm sure my overall food was better for me this week.

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      amy minato 1/23/2021 5:51 PM
      you probably saved some money too!

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    Cody Brown 1/13/2021 3:00 PM
    My current reality is that I believe that I am already pretty environmentally conscious. I use reusable water bottles whenever I leave the house, I do not use straws to drink any liquids, and recycle everything that I can. Even when I get a new electronic device I scrap whatever I am replacing for parts and recycle everything that I can't use. The reason that I am taking this class is to learn some more things that I can do to help the environment.

    Week 1 Eco Challenge: This week I tried to cut out plastic bags from my shopping trips, normally I always forget to bring a reusable bag with me but I have yet to use a plastic bag this week. I am hoping this can form habit of even after I stop putting so much focus on it.

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      amy minato 1/15/2021 8:37 AM
      great Cody!  I think you will be able to figure out some ways to reduce your footprint. You could also focus on volunteering for a sustainability focused organization

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      Kalee Nesbitt 1/13/2021 9:30 PM
      Always remembering my reusable bags used to be really difficult for me too! I started putting them on my shoes by the front door so I wouldn't forget them as I left. If you have a car/bag that you use on a regular basis you could always throw a couple in there too!