Breanne Clippinger

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 560 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Learn About Alternatives to the GDP

I will research alternatives (like Gross National Happiness) to measuring economic livelihood and the health of a nation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 9.65 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Pick Up Litter

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Research Renewable Energy Options

I will find out if my local utilities offer an option for supporting renewable energy investment.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

I will learn what local organizations are working on sustainability issues and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Breanne Clippinger 10/26/2018 7:24 AM
    GDP relies only on the spending in a country. The main criticism of this form of indicator is that it doesn't include any measures of social wealth within the populations, well-being does not necessarily increase with increased spending power. One alternative proposed for GDP is GPI, Genuine Progress Indicator that accounts for crime, income distribution, pollution, and other social factors. 

  • Breanne Clippinger 10/26/2018 7:18 AM
    When tracking my purchases, most of my money goes towards food. I should start purchasing more local foods instead of eating out.

  • Breanne Clippinger 10/26/2018 7:15 AM
    Our house uses A LOT of energy. We should be making sure lights are off in rooms that aren't in use and turning down the thermostat in winter.

  • Breanne Clippinger 9/07/2018 8:18 AM
    This week I watched "Cowspiracy" and researched Sustainable Fairfax for my EcoChallenge. "Cowspiracy" really opened my eyes to the amount of pollution and environmental damage the animal agriculture industry causes and has prompted me to cut down on my meat consumption. Sustainable Fairfax has multiple initiatives addressing zero-waste and reducing water consumption. They host a variety of events each year to promote these programs to the Fairfax community. Both of these EcoChallenges taught me what steps I can personally take to prevent environmental damage.

    • Jessica Hyland 9/07/2018 8:43 AM
      This sounds like a really interesting documentary. I will have to check this out! Thank you for the share :-)

  • Breanne Clippinger 9/05/2018 9:39 AM
    In EVPP 480, I hope to learn new ways that I can push myself to be more sustainable in everyday life. I also want to explore how sustainability issues are affecting the world today and what steps we can take globally and locally to combat these problems. For the Call to Sustainability session I chose to watch a documentary and do research into local sustainability groups to further my own knowledge of local action and a sustainability related challenge our world faces.