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Samantha Hage

Capstone Winter 21

"Just tryin' to live a more sustainable life!"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 587 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    organic meals
    consumed

Samantha's Actions

A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

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

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Visions of Sustainability

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

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

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One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

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Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

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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.

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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.

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One-Time Action

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    Samantha Hage 2/22/2021 6:22 PM
    I was craving one of my favorite dishes from a food cart in Portland so I made my own version of it! It is called the Aloha Bowl from Namu. It has rice, yakisoba noodles, fried tofu, pineapple, spinach and avocado topped with sriracha and teriyaki sauce! I didn't think it would be so easy to make and really cheap! (and vegan of course)

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      amy minato 2/27/2021 12:29 PM
      I want to make that! looks like it has sesame seeds sprinkled on top too?

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    Samantha Hage 2/22/2021 6:15 PM
    went to the local farmers market this weekend and bought some organic produce! I tried to buy stuff that i could use in the next few days. I got beets, spinach, tomato and cauliflower and tonight we are making cauliflower peanut sauce noodles!

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      amy minato 2/27/2021 12:30 PM
      i wonder if those are greenhouse tomatoes? I make a lot of peanut sauce recipes. a good way to sneak protein into a veggie stirfry!

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    Samantha Hage 2/15/2021 2:42 PM
    I adopted a dog last week and we are learning what ways we can be more sustainable in feeding her and the things that we buy. I bought some used fabric and made her a little sweater so that is a little more sustainable than going and buying a new one. Now we have to think about food. Do we want to buy regular food or try to feed her a whole food diet? That will definitely be harder and she is only 6 months old so I will have to do some research to decide. Heres a pic of her in her new sweater!

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      Shannon Poole 2/17/2021 6:57 PM
      I love her little sweater and you did such a great job making it!! 

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      amy minato 2/16/2021 10:45 AM
      so cute!  you might try the raw food diet. healthy and environmental. you can even return the bags to some stores. a bit spendy, but health pays off in the long run

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    Samantha Hage 2/09/2021 8:58 AM
    This weekend was tough to eat vegan because I went out of town but I still managed to eat at least one vegan meal a day! 

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      amy minato 2/15/2021 2:53 PM
      the rest of the country is not as amenable to vegans. but in time I bet things will improve

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    Samantha Hage 1/30/2021 4:25 PM
    Went on another cool hike today that I hadn't been on before! even though it was raining a little bit it felt good to get outside and explore. 

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    Samantha Hage 1/28/2021 4:07 PM
    This weekend I am trying to go to the farmers market and get everything I need to make a local and organic meal! It will be nice to try to eat with the seasons and support small local businesses.

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    Samantha Hage 1/23/2021 6:25 PM
    I made a really good organic ramen last night that was a hit!
    (could be vegan without the egg but I can't resist a jammy egg)

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      amy minato 1/25/2021 4:39 PM
      Yum!!! my son makes ramen and says its really labor intensive. He said making the perfect egg was one of the hardest parts.

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    Samantha Hage 1/23/2021 6:21 PM
    I went on a hike today through the woods in a spot I haven't been! There was no trail, but we just started walking because we were looking for mushrooms. We found chanterelles and black trumpets and are going to use them in your dinner tonight! Exploring a new area was fun and we made sure we didn't get lost by tracking where we went. It feels nice to forage for your food and I hope to do it more soon! 

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      amy minato 1/25/2021 4:40 PM
      that's awesome!  My friend went truffle hunting with a truffle hunting dog the other day...so fun! and they are delicious

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    Samantha Hage 1/19/2021 8:55 PM
    After moving home last week, I realized that my mom uses a  lot of plastic bottles. She doesn't like to drink the water out of her sink, so I got us a water filter and am going to hook it up this week. She says buying the bottles is just easier for her, but hopefully I can get her to use a reusable bottle or something of the sort and that should be even easier. 

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      amy minato 1/23/2021 6:02 PM
      Change is hard at first until it becomes a new habit. maybe buy her a really cute water bottle..

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      Shannon Poole 1/20/2021 7:02 PM
      Nice! Maybe you can show her how much money she will save, too, to make it even more enticing!

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    Samantha Hage 1/16/2021 11:19 PM
    While moving this week, I had to go through all of my things and get rid of a bunch of stuff. I made countless trips to the thrift store to donate anything I could there, gave stuff away to my friends and even gave larger items away on facebook marketplace and buy nothing groups. It felt good to "recycle" most of my items rather than just throwing them away just to be sent to the landfill and never be used again. 

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      amy minato 1/23/2021 6:05 PM
      there is also a service called Rooster where you give away and get local free items