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Abby Strobel

capstone summer 21

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Abby's Actions

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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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


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    Abby Strobel 7/12/2021 10:43 AM
    This week I watched the story of bottled water, it was interesting to hear,  I had no idea how much. bottled water we go through or that some brands of bottled water are really just filtered tap water. I think coming from Oregon we get kind of blessed with tap water that actually tastes good. This makes sense for me as whenever I go out of state I buy a lot more bottled water than I do when I'm home.    

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:01 PM
      i am in the tiny town of joseph which relies on a glacier lake for its drinking water but in summer with all the boats on the lake the water starts to taste funky. Portland water tastes better than any other municipal water I've ever had. 

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    Abby Strobel 7/07/2021 12:31 PM
    For this week's eco change, I was up in government camp so I went and explored a hiking trail around the mountain. I hiked tamanawas falls. It was a fairly mild hike, some steep points along a creek that ended in a huge waterfall. To get to the waterfall you had to hike up a pretty steep and rocky portion before seeing the falls. It was absolutely beautiful to see the trail and the waterfall. The trail was also super clean and everyone walking it was super friendly. It was a great hike and I'd love to do it again.           

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:32 PM
      everytime i take a hike in the gorge I say i need to do this more often. that sounds like a good one, thanks!

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    Abby Strobel 6/30/2021 11:41 AM
    This week I chose the project with not using single-use plastic. I have started keeping reusable straws in my car so that I don't need to ask for a plastic straw while I'm out. I would love to bring reusable cups to coffee shops but due to covid they are not being accepted right now, this is something I plan to implement once they are taking reusable cups again. This was a challenge that is also connected to my project as I am working to reduce single-use plastic in my grocery shopping.  

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      amy minato 6/30/2021 6:09 PM
      i heard that starbucks is allowing reusable cups again and maybe other coffee shops too finally.

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    Abby Strobel 6/24/2021 11:42 AM
    There was an impact on visiting a farm. My first year in college I went to Southern Oregon University and I was in a class that surrounded sustainability, every Friday we would take a field trip to different sustainable environments and learned about different sustainable aspects in the area of Ashland. We went to many farms and would pick food that we were then allowed to take back to campus and use for ourselves, we would also learn about restaurants that served farm-to-table and only served local food that came from a farm a mile away from the restaurant. We got to learn about the waterways in Ashland. It was a very eye-opening class to take and gave a lot of overview on how to live a more sustainable life while in college.  

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      amy minato 6/26/2021 1:56 PM
      wow Abby so glad you had the opportunity to take that course! if it weren't for the pandemic we would be visiting a farm too.