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Aida Marzullo

capstone summer 20

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 395 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    28
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    84
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    28
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    49
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2.0
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    people
    helped
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Aida's Actions

Ecological Principles

Advocate for Sustainability

I will contact local officials and city leaders this week to challenge them to support sustainability policies.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 Action

Visions of Sustainability

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Support a Sharing Economy

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Become a Master Recycler/Composter

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'A Different Way', with family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Visions of Sustainability

Install Alternative Energy

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 Action

Consumption and Economy

Learn About Alternatives to the GDP

I will research alternatives (like Gross National Happiness) to measuring economic livelihood and the health of a nation.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Support a Sharing Economy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Community

Attend a Meeting

This week, I will attend one local event or meeting concerning a current issue in my community such as a planning meeting, a town hall, or a training on taking action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 1 hour(s) in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Meet My Neighbors

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Take Back the Tap

I will start a 'Take Back the Tap' campaign on my campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Learn About My Watershed

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

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Support Local Food Systems

I will source 4 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 Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 7 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 4 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 5 meatless meal(s) and/or 7 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 4 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Ecological Principles

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 30 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 8 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

A Call to Sustainability

Start a Sustainability Journal

I will start a sustainability journal, capturing my thoughts, concerns and learning about sustainability issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

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  • Aida Marzullo's avatar
    Aida Marzullo 7/13/2020 8:25 AM
    I also made a little bird's nest.


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    Aida Marzullo 7/13/2020 8:18 AM
    Make good use of waste material:thisweekend, I made two little bird feeder bu using the used bottles.



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    Aida Marzullo 7/11/2020 11:50 AM
    I plant some vegetables and flowers to reduce the time out for groceries and stay home more at this hard time. 








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      amy minato 7/12/2020 1:54 PM
      your veggies are looking good!

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    Aida Marzullo 7/06/2020 9:59 AM
    Most people don't realize how much food they throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled produce. About 94 % of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. In 2017, we disposed of 38.1 million tons of food waste (Reducing Wasted Food At Home. EPA Unites States Environmental Protection Agency).

    New findings are the first to calculate the level of food that goes uneaten in individual households. This waste has a clear economic impact, as well as effects on our health and the environment. (Medical, News Today)

    Making eco-enzyme for plants is a good way to reduce wasted food. Do you know that waste fruit peels and kitchen waste such as outer leaves that are not needed at home can be turned into environmentally friendly eco-enzyme with decontamination effect after simple treatment?













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      amy minato 7/07/2020 6:28 PM
      Aida this is fascinating I had not heard of this before! I hope you will share the instructions with us.

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    Aida Marzullo 6/29/2020 11:59 AM
    Summer is a good season for air dry.  I want to save electricity by air-dry clothes instead of using dryer.

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      amy minato 6/29/2020 2:19 PM
      Aida

      I use one too!  it works great

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    Aida Marzullo 6/25/2020 9:09 PM
    I made some face covers  for my friends  by using the fabric I collected from a little second-hand store in downtown Burnside called SCRAP before the COVID-19。

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      amy minato 6/29/2020 2:27 PM
      Aida that is terrific! They look like really good masks. you could sell those

    • Laura Standley's avatar
      Laura Standley 6/27/2020 8:55 AM
      Aweseome!! Cloth shopping bags AND masks! You're on a roll!

    • Teresa Campos-Ortiz's avatar
      Teresa Campos-Ortiz 6/25/2020 11:42 PM
      That's amazing! Way to be creative, resourceful, and helpful.

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    Aida Marzullo 6/23/2020 8:18 PM
    shopping bags(cotton)instead of plastic bags and paper bags



    • Sai Kiersarsky's avatar
      Sai Kiersarsky 6/24/2020 11:07 PM
      Nice!

    • Laura Standley's avatar
      Laura Standley 6/24/2020 4:17 PM
      I need to do this. I learned early on though, that I suck at making anything out of fabric. I do have a bunch of reusable bags, though! 

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      amy minato 6/24/2020 4:15 PM
      beautiful!

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    Aida Marzullo 6/23/2020 7:51 PM
    To avoid using plastic bags and paper bags at the supermarket, I  made several cotton bags when I go shopping grocery, and I already keep this lifestyle for several years. From our capstone textbook, I learned that "Sustainable development is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"(Choices For Sustainable Living"). So, I'll keep this shopping habit.