Adam Maung

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,620 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    33
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    1
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    2
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2
    people
    helped
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

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

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

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

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 5 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

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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.

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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

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 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

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 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

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 2 person(s) who are in need this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 2 new neighbor(s) this week.

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

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 Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community this week.

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

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

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

Support a Sharing Economy

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

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 5.63 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 28.27 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

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

Contact Decision Makers

I will write 3 letter(s) or email(s) and/or make 2 call(s) this week to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Support a Sharing Economy

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

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

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

Feed


  • Adam Maung 10/05/2018 4:08 PM
    I think people need to share information with each other more freely. It's so frustrating to find that there's this-or-that group/professor  working on something very similar to me weeks after I've started my project. There's a lot I could've learned or obstacles I could've avoided if I'd been in the loop from the start. 

    One thing that I think would really help pass on knowledge from one class to the next would be to get us to write down everything/everyone that we referenced over the course of the START project. If I contacted Professor ABC because they're an expert in XYZ, then I should write that down somewhere and keep track for future 480 students. Also lessons learned, procedures, etc. 

    On transportation: it's going to be tough to retrofit the U.S. to be less reliant on cars, so much of our infrastructure is already in place. We just need to put more money and support behind public transportation systems. But one idea I really liked was to give seniors unlimited access to public transit free-of-charge. It keeps them off the roads in their advanced age, lets them be more mobile, happy, and healthy, and gives them more power to be self-sufficient. Maybe it could be extended to veterans as well. 

  • Adam Maung 9/28/2018 10:53 AM
    Personal Changes: Trying to use less water; unplugging unused electronics; cleaning out yogurt containers and other recyclables before RECYCLING them

    Future Goals: Talk to family about what I'm learning; eat more green vegetables and incorporate them into snacks; register to vote and educate myself on policies/politics on several levels

    I'm making headway in my project - I have a much clearer idea of what I have to do now that I'm working solo. But I still feel as though I'm not moving quickly enough, and that I need to reach out to relevant persons ASAP. Volunteered for the first time at PPG this week, it was enjoyable being thrust into something new. It was like being in a completely different world, shut off from the outside world. 

    I wish I had gotten involved with a club/org earlier, because now I want more time to work on projects and build connections over a longer period of time. However, I think my experiences last semester and this past summer have led to me becoming more proactive, communicative and outspoken (THR and Tiantan-->communication, personal responsibility, leadership).

  • Adam Maung 9/14/2018 4:16 PM
    I calculated my ecological footprint this past week and the results were quite bad...The majority of my consumption impact came from food, so I will start trying to eat more vegetables and more locally. 

    The START project is going just OK. We're still a quite lost and unfocused. I'm really feeling my status as a newbie to the whole environmentalism thing. Some of our classmates knew more about our topic than us, which didn't feel great. But again, I'm pretty new to this culture and scene. I hope that I can keep pushing on and trying to express what I care about. 

    It seems like sustainability projects require a lot of patience, persistence, and collaboration, which would make sense given how we've talked about the hidden connections between everything in the world. You just have to put your foot down, see someone in person, or reach out to someone that may or may not be able to help you. I feel bad and good about myself at the same time