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Natalie Shough

Capstone winter 23

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 97 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    meatless or vegan meals

Natalie's Actions

A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

One-Time Action


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.

One-Time Action


Reduce Animal Products

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

One-Time Action


  • Natalie Shough's avatar
    Natalie Shough 1/28/2023 5:20 PM
    Eco-Challenge 2
    For this week's eco-challenge I decided to say no to plastic straws. Since I usually always say no to plastic straws I decided to take it a step further and bring my own cup. Some stores don't let you bring your own cup but Ding Tea PSU allows it! Using a mason jar was really nice because I could just put a lid on my drink if I wanted to take it to go.

    • Alina Peek's avatar
      Alina Peek 1/28/2023 9:32 PM
      This has inspired me to go and do the same! It saves the cup and straw. I have seen that there are boba straws made out of reusable materials now!

    • Natalie Shough's avatar
      Natalie Shough 1/28/2023 5:21 PM

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    Natalie Shough 1/23/2023 3:03 PM
    I wanted to reduce the number of animal products/ meat that I eat. I misread the eco-challenge and said that I would eat 5 vegan and/or vegetarian meals every day. I thought it meant that would eat 5 vegan and/or vegetarian meals during the week, which is what I did. When I said I completed the challenge it said I had 70 meals... I don't think anyone eats 5 meals a day LOL.
    Anyways, for my 5 vegan/ vegetarian meals I had: tofu stirfry two times, acai bowls for breakfast two times, around 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, two days I had peanut butter toast for breakfast, and I also had a vegan burger for dinner. In conclusion last week I had a total of 10 vegan/ vegetarian meals.
    I learned that it's not very hard to cook for yourself and buy foods that are vegan or vegetarian. Some struggles along the way were that I was putting off grocery shopping for a really long time so I was running out of food, hence all of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I ate. I also don't really like to cook so I think that made it harder for me.

    • Amy Minato's avatar
      Amy Minato 1/25/2023 7:44 PM
      Natalie sounds like a great start. did you enjoy the meals? were the ingredients expensive or hard to get?