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Sondra Curran

Capstone Fall 20

"To learn how to change the world one day at a time!"

Points Total

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  • 353 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sondra's Actions

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
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.

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One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

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

A Call to Sustainability

Start a Sustainability Journal

I will start a sustainability journal, capturing my thoughts, concerns and learning about sustainability issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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

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 Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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    Sondra Curran 11/19/2020 11:52 AM
    I shared 3 goals that I added today but did recently. I am ALWAYS advocating for eating local to anyone I meet! Especially during this pandemic those restaurant owners need their community to come through so they can remain a business. The other was to visit a local farm. It wasn't Portland local but Oregon local! And it just really opened my eyes to the amount of love and passion someone really needs to have for that type of lifestyle and the appreciation for those putting themselves in the situation to better the community over themselves.

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      amy minato 11/24/2020 8:37 AM
      yes those farmers are our warriors... my family wanted to send flowers as a condolence gift but i asked them instead to buy us a gift card to a local cafe..its been great for all around!

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    Sondra Curran 11/05/2020 9:54 AM
    Watched "Honeyland" based on suggestions from class syllabus and it was really powerful film. It made me really emotional the way the father of the new family was with his family, animals, and the way he bullied the main character. 

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    Sondra Curran 11/03/2020 7:50 AM
    This weekend spent time in Joseph OR reconnecting to myself and mother nature. Walked along pastures and sat with grazing cows, went on a hike through a prairie and cooked meals in the kitchen with a new community!

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      Sondra Curran 11/05/2020 10:43 AM
      the new community was the other families staying at the hotel with us, we shared an open kitchen and i ended up making a breakfast quiche and the mom of the others made bread so we all shared and chatted over food.

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      amy minato 11/05/2020 8:26 AM
      Sondra that is my community! i used to live there and plan to move back. isnt is absolutely gorgeous there? who is the new community? small world. 

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    Sondra Curran 10/27/2020 10:40 PM
    This weeks goals are coming in on a hot fresh start!! Super exciting!

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    Sondra Curran 10/27/2020 10:40 PM
    This weeks goals are coming in on a hot fresh start!! Super exciting!

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    Sondra Curran 10/26/2020 8:12 PM
    My choices course is going wonderfully! I've never felt so intrigued and motivated by any other college class like I am fro this one! Not to mention the group of people I get to learn side by zoom side by are all such interesting people! They continually challenge my way of thinking on how to improve the planet and daily life all while blowing my mind with how rad they all are! My instructor included!

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      amy minato 10/28/2020 8:38 PM
      thanks Sondra we appreciate the enthusiasm you bring to class! fun to have you

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    Sondra Curran 10/26/2020 8:09 PM
    This week I am going to challenge myself with starting to keep a journal, partially for my presentation for my Ecochange for class documenting my new worm friends but also for the impact my weekly changes have on my life! I also plan to find a new trail as it is a birthday gift to myself as well!

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      amy minato 10/28/2020 8:38 PM
      you are going to get attached to those worms i can see it now...:)

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    Sondra Curran 10/18/2020 8:51 PM
    I had chili in the freeze I made 2 months ago! and just reheated it and didn't have to drive to the store for any new ingredients!! I tend to make larger pots of soups and chili that way i can freeze some and have it for multiple meals.

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      amy minato 10/20/2020 8:23 AM
      you might dedicate one day a week to make huge batches of food to freeze

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    Sondra Curran 10/14/2020 11:16 PM
    Made 3 days worth of meals using and causing zero waste. Potatoes and shallots really are good for any meal!

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      amy minato 10/20/2020 8:45 AM
      sauteeing any veggies with potatoes and herbs then blending them makes a really yummy potato soup

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    Sondra Curran 10/09/2020 9:33 AM
    My “why” to my eco challenge is because I want to make sure I’m doing my part to create a positive change foe the planet that takes such good care of me. With my upcoming composting pile and “garden to table”, I’ll be able to produce and sustain more ecologically sound food for me and my family. I also started reaching out to other local small home gardeners to see if we can work together to trade ideas and share meals!