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Ethan Jones

capstone fall 21

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Ethan's Actions

Consumption and Economy

Support a Sharing Economy

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

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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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Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

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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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Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) this week.

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Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 4 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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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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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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    Ethan Jones 11/28/2021 10:13 AM
    Lately, I have been giving things away that I don't need to friends and goodwill, and I have also been selling some of my old things to people as well. This cuts out the need for many to buy new items, reducing everybody's environmental impacts.

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      amy minato 11/29/2021 5:18 PM
      any particular things that you gave away to a particularly good place?


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    Ethan Jones 11/09/2021 9:27 AM
    Prior to COVID, I would commute to Portland State and work on the MAX multiple times per week.

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      amy minato 11/16/2021 8:54 PM
      commuting on mass transit is underrated. i have read so many books, listened to great podcasts, answered emails and met awesome folks on the bus and max

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    Ethan Jones 11/01/2021 9:55 PM
    Collecting data for my eco-change project! Excited to make some great changes, and currently planning some good meals.

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      amy minato 11/08/2021 5:09 PM
      HI Ethan these posts are for eco challenges which are separate from your eco change

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    Ethan Jones 10/17/2021 8:11 PM
    Hey guys! I'm basing my eco-change on my diet and its footprint. I cut beef out of my diet about 4 and a half years ago, and I'd like to further reduce my diet's footprint. I was wondering what good vegan/vegetarian recipes or restaurants y'all recommend! I really appreciate and enjoy good food, so I don't want to hear 'eat a carrot and hummus for lunch'.

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      amy minato 10/20/2021 9:16 AM
      There are lots of options for making grain bowls. One tip I have is to buy a jar of YUM sauce and make your own combinations of grains and roasted or sauteed veggies and use the sauce.

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    Ethan Jones 10/12/2021 11:18 PM
    Last week, I went on a hike through Forest Park on Leif Erikson Drive off Germantown. I am definitely surprised how much busier it has gotten over the years, but a couple miles in and the number of people you see sharply decreases. It's nice to get away from noises and cell service sometimes. Very beautiful!

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      amy minato 10/13/2021 3:44 PM
      how far did you go? see anything special? will you go again?

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    Ethan Jones 10/06/2021 11:26 PM
    Generally, when I go to the store, I try not to use the bags provided by the store. Instead, I try to carry everything or keep everything in my shopping cart and just bring it out to my vehicle. Not only do I save 5 cents per bag, but I reduce the number of bags in a landfill. When I do need to use a bag, I usually reuse it later for other things as well.

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      amy minato 10/13/2021 5:25 PM
      its fun to find interesting bags to use or make your own