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Ethan Shubert

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 287 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched

Ethan'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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Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Research Better Transportation

I will research one of the solutions presented in this week's session on Transportation and see if there are any groups in my community already doing this work.

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Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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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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A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

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One-Time Action

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    Ethan Shubert 2/23/2022 4:47 PM
    This week, I decided to buy only what I need, something that I practice most of the time anyway. I am usually quite conservative with my money. I did end up ordering a pair of shoes for work, but I determined by working in my current worn-down ones that I needed a new pair to stay healthy while working on a concrete floor all day.

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      amy minato 3/01/2022 6:20 PM
      Ethan I agree that its really important to have good shoes especially if you are standing for work.

    • Kaylee Fujita's avatar
      Kaylee Fujita 2/23/2022 8:46 PM
      I think a good pair of shoes is worth it! Being on your feet all day can be hard on your body I'm sure. 

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    Ethan Shubert 1/12/2022 11:25 AM
    I watched the 2016 food documentary "At the Fork." It was interesting because it showed various aspects of beef, pork, and chicken production that I didn't know about. One important point in dairy production was the use of gestation crates with no wiggle room in highly mechanized dairy farms. As for pork, it was nice to see that some farmers are letting the pigs roam freely in forested areas, which seems to prevent many health problems as well. Interestingly, pasture-based egg farms largely avoided the 2015 avian flu pandemic, whereas more-industrialized farms suffered major losses. There was a plethora of other facts I learned from the documentary, but the film focused only on beef & dairy, pork, and chicken & egg production. One thing that could have been improved in the documentary was the sense of direction: the film seemed to shift back and forth aimlessly between showing pork, chicken, beef, dairy, and egg farms.

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      amy minato 1/12/2022 12:35 PM
      Ethan. thanks for the review of this film. I have yet to watch it. I have heard that pig farming can be done sustainably more easily than raising cattle. Probably the health aspects of industrialized agriculture will turn folks off to this kind of meat sooner than the environmental reasons  will.