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Fernie Diop

Capstone Winter 21

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 431 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    21
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    84
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    21
    whole food meals
    consumed

Fernie's Actions

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 Action

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.

Completed
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.

Completed
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

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

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

Transportation

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 3 meal(s) from local producers each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 11.25 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 12 disposable plastic bottle(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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) free of processed foods 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 2 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Fernie Diop 3/16/2021 10:44 AM
    One of my goals was to recycle everything I could which is a habit I normally do, but I found that now I pay more attention to making sure that everything I put in the recycling can be recycled. In the past I have noticed that certain materials weren't recyclable, but since it wasn't plastic or compost my roommate and I would put it into the recycling. Recently, I have been changing this habit

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    Fernie Diop 3/16/2021 10:41 AM
    I have bought my first car within the past couple of months, but I realized that it hasn't stopped me from continuing to walk to places near my house. In a way, I prefer using it when I have to travel further distances because I enjoy the act of walking. I like it because I'm more physical and it allows me to have a different change of scenery.

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    Fernie Diop 3/12/2021 3:18 PM
    I wanted to share the quinoa recipe!

    • 2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dry quinoa makes 2 cups cooked)
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • Juice of one lime 
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
    • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained well
    • 1 red bell pepper, quarter inch chopped (about 1 cup)
    • 6 green onions, root removed, white and part of the greens chopped (about 1 cup)
    • 1 handful of cilantro, rough chopped (about 1/3 cup)
    1. Make quinoa - 1 cup of dry quinoa, add 2 cups of water and let boil, once boiled - cover quinoa and simmer for 15 mins until water is evaporated, take off heat and let sit for 5 mins then fluff with a fork
    2. While the quinoa is cooking, whisk the olive oil, cumin, garlic, lime, salt and cayenne together in the bottom of a large bowl - let sit so the flavors can marinade
    3. Rinse and drain the black beans, then chop the veggies - try to make them the same size as the beans
    4. Add the cooked quinoa, beans and veggies to the bowl and gently fold it all together with the dressing. Let it chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes so the flavors can marinade and then EAT



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      amy minato 3/15/2021 10:07 AM
      thanks so much Fernie!  sounds delicious

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    Fernie Diop 3/12/2021 3:09 PM
    It is the small meaningful interactions I've had with people in the grocery store which includes physically helping others, but people give me recommendations of new products to try out or we bond over liking the same products. It's really nice since we are primarily isolated from others


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      amy minato 3/15/2021 10:08 AM
      this is so true!  even more true at farmers markets i've found

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    Fernie Diop 3/05/2021 8:33 PM
    I've realized that I don't waste as much as I thought I did especially considering I'm primarily in the house. I think that I have adopted a better waste management system that works for both me and my roommate! Even though this is in place we still do many dishes due to the amount of food we consume.

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      amy minato 3/08/2021 4:07 PM
      there are some ways to make dishwashing less wasteful. scraping food scraps into the compost. having a washbin and rinse bin... dishwashing is an art!

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    Fernie Diop 3/05/2021 6:29 PM
    I've had brief interacts when I've gone to the grocery store  where I've been able to help someone. Although the idea of helping someone has changed due to covid, I was still able to give recommendations and also receive help from fellow shoppers.

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      amy minato 3/08/2021 4:08 PM
      do you have an example of this that you can share?

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    Fernie Diop 1/06/2021 6:28 PM
    I spoke to my best friend and parents about how our society is still destroying our planet and we need to prioritize the urgency of focusing on restoring it by developing more sustainable practices and focus on pressing issues such as climate change.

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      Fernie Diop 1/19/2021 12:42 AM
      They were coming up with solutions and also pointing out issues that we face currently! It's remained an ongoing conversation!

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      amy minato 1/15/2021 8:44 AM
      that's great Fernie how did they respond?