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Vanessa Hormann

Actioneers of EVPP 480

"Do the best I can to reduce my footprint and spread knowledge"

Points Total

  • 5 Today
  • 5 This Week
  • 451 Total

Challenges

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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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Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

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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.

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Community

Pick Up Litter

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

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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A Call to Sustainability

Sign a Petition

I will sign petitions in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

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A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 1 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

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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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Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

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Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

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Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

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Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

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Visit a Local Farm

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

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Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

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Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 1 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 4.2 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 34 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 7.11 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) from local producers each day this week.

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  • Vanessa Hormann 2/01/2018 8:25 PM
    Reflections on eco-challenge chapter 1: Beautiful speech of Paul Hawken; it was full of very powerful ideas. He shows that life is bigger than any other human created things (such as politics for example);, as he also brings to life the miracle of life that happens within us through a micro community and millions of processes. He even cites that we are "little universe[s]". With that in mind, our only boss is nature. So we should be okay following our instincts in "creating the conditions that are conducive to life".