Joe Ivancic

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,722 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    294
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    2
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    10
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    10
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    28
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    28
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) from local producers each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

I will only use muscle-powered transportation this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Community

Sign a Petition

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

I will source 2 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

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 10 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Learn About Local Issues

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 60 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Ecological Principles

Keep An Ecological Principles Journal

I will keep a journal this week as I observe ecological principles in action in my backyard, neighborhood or community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Research Renewable Energy Options

I will find out if my local utilities offer an option for supporting renewable energy investment.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Learn About My Watershed

I will find local resources for learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 25.69 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Sign a Petition

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 21 meatless meal(s) and/or 21 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Joe Ivancic 4/05/2019 6:34 AM
    CSL 3 Reflection

    Learning about food in a sustainability context is always interesting, as it is one of those things that people rarely consider the impact of. Hardly anyone reflects on the sandwich that they are about to eat, they're just hungry! I will admit that food is one of my weaknesses when it comes to being sustainable, as it is rare for me to eat local and I often buy products with too much packaging. However, having not eaten meat for 7 years apparently I'm doing some good. I was vegetarian for a year when I was 12, and have been vegan for the 6 years after that. It took me a year into that veganism to actually hear that it was more sustainable for me to live my lifestyle. I just really like animals, and the decreased environmental impact is a nice bonus.