Davina Hathaway

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Points Total

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  • 190 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    7
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    70
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Challenges

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 Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

I will source 1 meal(s) from local producers each day this week. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Uncompleted
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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 7 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Davina Hathaway 4/02/2020 6:50 AM
    So far I am meeting my weekly challenge to only purchase food needed for the week and only purchase locally grown food at the Farmer's Market in North Richland Hills where I live. My goal is to possibly take some pictures and post, however, I am constantly interrupted throughout the day with at least one child needing to tell me something!

  • Davina Hathaway 3/24/2020 2:49 PM
    Continuing to go well, during this time walking and biking with my kids daily has become critical to our mental health and well being I think. I cannot believe my car is still parked in the garage. I understand from news reports that the U.S. as a whole due to the coronavirus. People staying home is contributing less to Global Climate Change. This is a good thing, not sure it outweighs people dying, but nevertheless at least for now a slower pace has benefits to the air we breathe.

  • Davina Hathaway 3/23/2020 8:02 AM
    In an effort to stay home as much as possible and not run out to the store for every little thing during this pandemic, I have gone back to the basics for cleaning. Usually, I use many "toss and go" items to clean. Yesterday, I decided bleach, hot water, a bucket and towel work just as well and nothing got tossed into the trash. Yay!!

  • Davina Hathaway 3/23/2020 7:58 AM
    I continue to abstain from beef and chicken, only eat fish

  • Davina Hathaway 3/23/2020 7:56 AM
    I watched a CNN documentary called "Unseen Enemy" which pertains to Global Climate Change and the current Global Pandemic. I am not sure if this is on the list of Bonus Films, if not I plan to ask the Professor to add it. I would highly recommend it. It includes many of the topics discussed in class about how an overpopulated world, combined with constant depletion of our natural resources contributes greatly to significant climate change and weather patterns which in turn directly have a trickle-down effect on new viruses between animals and humans as we encroach as humans on their habitats.

  • Davina Hathaway 3/04/2020 11:01 AM
    Watched "Before the Flood" - Excellent Film!! and Leonardo DiCaprio is super handsome!!

  • Davina Hathaway 3/03/2020 8:36 AM
    Starting a new Sustainability tonight, will check in afterward, can't decide which one, there are so many good ones to choose from!

  • Davina Hathaway 2/21/2020 11:35 AM
    As a practicing Catholic, I am not in a position to address "overpopulation", as I have seven kids.  The rest of the team had mixed feelings on this particular issue. For overconsumption we discussed TCU creating a Green Committee to implement a communal garden, technology waste box and organizing a coalition with bike companies to use fewer cars. TCU would be the "Pilot Program"

  • Davina Hathaway 2/12/2020 10:49 AM
    I continue to do research on what rain barrel is most cost-effective and efficient for my home and its needs regarding water conservation.

    • Davina Hathaway 2/21/2020 6:09 AM
      I got the following links from David Rodriguez (Green Architect Speaker) after reaching out to him on researching rain barrels for my home. Here are the links he sent. I hope this helps you Leslie and anyone else who is interested in their home, apartment or possibly dorm. 

      https://wateruniversity.tamu.edu/rainwater-harvesting/rain-barrels/


      http://www.texasrainfallcatchment.com/index.php?page=barrel



    • Davina Hathaway 2/12/2020 7:05 PM
      Absolutely Leslie! Thank you for reaching out.

    • Leslie Galindo 2/12/2020 12:32 PM
      I was just thinking about this today in class.  When you find one, would you mind sharing your findings?  I might have different needs but wouldn't mind checking out what you find.

  • Davina Hathaway 2/07/2020 11:04 AM
    I am in the middle of watching "Living the Change" on Kanopy website. So far it is very informative and eye-opening. I would definitely recommend.