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Lucia Wanzenried

capstone summer 21

Points Total

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  • 277 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    60
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    62
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    49
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    49
    whole food meals
    consumed

Lucia's Actions

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.

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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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 3 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

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One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 7 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 7 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 3 new neighbor(s) this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 24.12 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 4 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 17.33 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 60 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 20.59 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Lucia Wanzenried 7/10/2021 6:09 PM
    Hola! Class, I volunteer for a community activity once a week for 1-2 hours online chat for the aging with disabilities: they present with signs of memory loss and some in early stage Dementia. Families set up the online skype, Facetime, via desktop, laptop etc.,and I'll engage with each individual about topics specific to their life history. Volunteers are provided with a brief Bio about our guest from the immediate family carer. Take note: HIPPA regulations and compliance are absolutely strictly adhered to at all times with chat sessions. It's fascinating to learn about timeline experiences of their past. I've engaged with a Professional ballet dancer, a Pro tennis player, a Criminal Court Judge who are in their Golden years today! It does require effort and creative motivation, yet the rewards are never ending. Smiles.

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:04 PM
      Lucia what a wonderful avenue for community building especially during this pandemic


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    Lucia Wanzenried 7/10/2021 5:33 PM
    Hi all, during the summer season our Community organizes bar-b-ques every Thursday. I'll volunteer to set up the Kitchen in our building where an outside organization provides the food, condiments, and prepares the grilling. Once a month I'll print off the newsletter @ our Building Admin office and the night building attendant will help me distribute the fliers to 8 floors. As the volunteer I have the pleasure of greeting our residents who live in the Building! This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with new residents, and also for elders who are less "visible" that may benefit with various outside services provided in the local Community . 

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:05 PM
      sounds awesome! what is your community? its like in the film Happy, how helping others can increase your own happiness

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    Lucia Wanzenried 7/10/2021 4:56 PM
    Impact category 7 : Buy/support local businesses. Out of habit I make the choice of seeking POC small local businesses for target purchases. Everything from printer ink, quality custom fortified bird seed for my African Grey, beet pulp for my horses, fresh vegan tamales, goat milk, herbs, lavender honey, plants and more. And when I allow myself a treat each quarter: Vegan Missionary Truffles @PSU Saturday farmers market . I enjoy meeting the proprietor of unique small businesses that purpose Fair Market sources, that share their heart and soul beliefs why their contribution to the Community is vitally important!  

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      Lucia Wanzenried 7/13/2021 9:19 AM
      Yes, Bella is a 7 year old African Grey - and her second owner for 5 years. I've owned several exotic small-medium size parrots, trained them and paired them to Veterans as their "support companion".  I like that Bella enjoys attention, and yet she prefers to be independent , will watch me and let's me know she wants to engage! haha

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:07 PM
      my son wants an African Grey! how old is yours? you have horses?! let's talk... (beet pulp?)  interesting post!

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    Lucia Wanzenried 7/10/2021 3:19 PM
    Happy Saturday Capstone class - So, an Eco challenge evolved over the past 2 weeks: researching resources to buy sour cream, yogurt , goat milk to name a few that are not sold in these plastic containers. I do culture yogurt but this isn't enough to last a week. I quit using the large clear plastic containers for "Power Greens" when I was in a rush to grocery shop in 20 minutes. I resolved to take the time to pick out the fresh greens at Farmers markets. I wanted to share what I accumulate in a week, and this is a lot to me. I have made many positive changes and continue to make mindful choices!
     

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:09 PM
      good work!  Barbur World Foods sells yogurt in glass jars. 

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    Lucia Wanzenried 7/08/2021 12:37 PM
    Hello Capstone Community!
    This week I decided to determine the time and effort to take 3 forms of transportation out to The Barn to care for my horses! First I walked 5 blocks with a borrowed bike - hopped the light rail to Beaverton transit center. There I transferred on a bus w bike rack to Hillsboro : dropped off @ Baseline highway 8 and 331 street. Rode the bike 1.5 miles to Barn destination. Whew! Thank goodness the weather wasn't as warm . I hoped to attempt this for 5 days, and I succeeded for 3 days instead.  I lease-drive an Eco car and typically takes 32 minutes to drive to The barn. I enjoyed figuring out how to navigate using our public transportation systems, and that it is doable to make the effort to change  my ecological footprint of travel . I do have to weigh in the time it does take to complete the round trip.
    * It took :  1hr -45 minutes one way. Even 1 time a week is still a considerable effort!   

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:11 PM
      Lucia i absolutely think that under the circumstances using your eco car seems the best alternative!  altho an electric bike could be a good option too..

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      Kiet Chuc 7/08/2021 4:46 PM
      I think nowadays it's easier to use public transportation thanks to smart phones and GPS apps. It's also possible to load a map of a location offline, essentially using the digital map without Internet connectivity. It's also recommend when traveling to some foreign area without internet or 4G. I can't imagine using an actual map to get around these day. They serve their purpose, but they are not compact and as easy to use as modern GPS apps. I hope you finding navigating the roads and public transportation not too confusing Lucia, because I know it could act up sometimes.

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    Lucia Wanzenried 7/08/2021 11:59 AM
    Good day Capstoner's, this was sitting in my draft box : EXPLORE A NEW TRAIL Challenge!

    This evening was a bit warm for my power walk up to Pittock Mansion. I live downtown near the Providence Park Soccer Field and walked up toward Washington Park - access to Rose Gardens. I'm in shape except I have cut back to 3X a week etc., So my pace wouldn't be as brisk but I'm going UP!  Sadly, because of time I skipped through The Rose Garden, but took in my daily dose of rose therapy......love love love it.  The park was wonderfully busy with folks enjoying their picnic gathering, and swishing bright colorful frisbee's with their pups. Leaving the gardens, I took the steps to the tennis courts. Here I warmed up before taking the upward climb of steps around the back side of The Japanese Gardens. Whew! That's going to burn real good. Smiles. Nice scenery views of the lily ponds, manicured Azaleas, topiary boxwoods, Cherry blossom trees, willows, too many to name, and one of my faves: Magnolia Trees!  Their aromatic sweet lemon scent gives me the boost to pick up the pace. I approach what appears to me is a super nice reconstructed bridge which crosses over Burnside Road. The pathway winds a bit yet safe to jog and soon approaching sundown. Finally connect to a neighborhood street off the path, I switch back the way up following the guide markers to the mansion. At this point it's slow going on pavement, it's a peaceful - lovely neighborhood and admiring unique architectural homes. The sounds of the water fountains trickling, adorning statues, creative lighting and use of building material resources in retaining walls and landscaping to name a few. I digress (grins). 

    Ok, I've reached the service road behind Pittock Mansion, making my way to the grassy field, not crowded at all. Somehow this particular evening The Pittock Mansion "building architecture" is casting eerie shadows that whisper welcome !  I finally arrive to capture one of the best evening scenic views of Portland City Lights. I took a quick photo but turned out too blurry to share. It was sundown and looked forward to the trek down. I decided to return home by taking a shorter route through the well lit neighborhood streets down to Burnside. All in all was a total of 2.5 hours round trip, and discovered a new trail to Council Crest for the next hike! FUN, Thanks for reading too.  




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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:15 PM
      wow Lucia I am duly impressed!    I also indulge in  "rose therapy"

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    Lucia Wanzenried 6/22/2021 5:46 PM
    Hi Capstone Summer 21 team.......I just returned from Greenway Recycling to drop off roofing materials and chunks of concrete from a "sweat equity" barter exchange. I learned basic Waste Management Hierarchy.

    1)  This term I pledge to
    REDUCE - less is more.
    2) REUSE: For the above barter exchange I suggested to repurpose many of the flat concrete chunks for a stepping stone pathway to the garden/equipment shed. Use colorful dye stain left from interior Art Studio remodel project and wash over the grey concrete, easy peasey.
    3) RECYCLE:  A Veteran base company shredded boxes of paper documents on-sight with a cost - I gladly supported a local small company!  But after several boxes of shredding today, I actually repacked items shipped off to family members. I shared my shreds - smiles. I still have 1 box of shreds that are taking up way  too much air space in my small dwelling. I researched how to make paper, While I was at the recycling center I soaked lots of shreds and this evening I'm blender processing, matting; thin layers of the pulp over a makeshift screen and why not mix (seeds) throughout.
    4) Recovery
    5) Disposal is least favorable. 

    All in all on this short mission, I discovered after the separation/sort/clean process, external buyers bid for specific recovery "as is" materials and basically reproduce - manufacture alternative products. Thanks for reading!           

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      Justus Wolber 6/23/2021 10:11 AM
      Lucia, 
      This is so cool! You are being very intentional and thoughtful with waste and debris. Also making paper sounds really fun. Let us know how it turns out!

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      amy minato 6/23/2021 8:45 AM
      Lucia this is a fantastic report thank you so much! and i love the "seeds in the paper" project