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Radi Pellegrino

capstone summer 20

Points Total

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  • 145 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    miles
    traveled by bus
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    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    petitions
    signed

Radi's Actions

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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 0.97 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Community

Sign a Petition

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

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

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One-Time Action

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/13/2020 2:20 PM
    while I have not yet collected any water, I did allocate a (clean) trash bin to the balcony so that if and when it rains again I will have something to show for it!

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/13/2020 2:16 PM
    I checked out the World Happiness Index, as well as a few others, and was particularly sad at the happiness scores. It's difficult to quantify emotions, especially emotions of a community and not just an individual, but these scores make more sense than GDP. I can't help but wonder how they will look after 2020.

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/12/2020 9:40 PM
    I rode the MAX out to beaverton to run some errands, although I have been using public transit less with the pandemic,  i have been utilizing all forms of transit less lately.

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/12/2020 9:39 PM
    I have signed multiple petitions this week! Both for BLM causes as well as some pipeline and land ownership petitions, IE regarding community occupancy in the bay area!

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/12/2020 9:38 PM
    I really enjoy the story of stuff videos- I checked out a few others as well, namely the story of plastic, and was really impressed with how they use illustration to educate

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/03/2020 1:21 PM
    I really enjoyed the illustrative format of this video, and it has gotten me thinking on ways that I could possibly use my own artistic knowledge to help advance educational and sustainable causes.

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      amy minato 7/07/2020 6:32 PM
      art is key to social change....what video? 

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/03/2020 1:17 PM
    I was restructuring my meals this week into something a little more consistent, and healthy. I made a large batch of vegan yellow curry, and we practically lived off of it this week. We had cauliflower, green and red bell peppers, onions, and potato in the curry. Another recipe we've been falling back on for vegetarian meals is pasta!

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      amy minato 7/07/2020 6:32 PM
      your curry recipe sounds awesome!  I put cashews and raisins on mine for a little extra nutrition (and flavor)

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/03/2020 1:07 PM
    I took the eco footprint qui and was really pleasantly surprised to see my results. it turns out, a lot of my living conditions are the result of living below the poverty line (no air conditioning, no car to travel with, buying second hand rather than new clothing and home goods), but they also make me pretty sustainable. "If everyone lived like me" we would run through a year's worth of resources by December 15th. I feel like I had no frame of reference about how sustainable I am currently, and especially into the pandemic, and this made me feel better about some of my habits, while also telling me directly where I can improve, most notably in food consumption and waste production.

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      amy minato 7/07/2020 6:31 PM
      the goal is simplicity without poverty but i do see the overlaps..
      there are some simple, energy efficient AC's out there...  i have bought almost exclusively used clothes for years. they are more interesting, cheaper and better karma

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      Laura Standley 7/06/2020 9:32 AM
      Woot! WTG! That's great. My carbon footprint is definitely a lot better than what it was before!

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    Radi Pellegrino 7/03/2020 1:03 PM
    I explored my area by checking out the woodlands of Washington park, and used some resources in a mindful way, very specific to my artistic values. Friends & I collected fallen petals and leaves, as well as some Oregon grapes in order to make natural dyes and paints.

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      amy minato 7/07/2020 6:34 PM
      I would love to hear about this. My dear friend, Iris Daire of Dreambird Studios, hosts natural dye workshops at Portland Nursery. 

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      Laura Standley 7/06/2020 9:34 AM
      Getting out into nature really resets the mind. That's so great that you're using naturally grown grapes to make dyes and paints, that's awesome.