Sarah Wheedleton

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 512 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    7
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

I will learn what local organizations are working on sustainability issues and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 5 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Ecological Principles

Keep An Ecological Principles Journal

I will keep a journal this week as I observe ecological principles in action in my backyard, neighborhood or community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Learn About Local Issues

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/15/2019 7:52 AM
    Weekly meal planning was actually pretty fun, and I may try to make a habit of it

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/15/2019 7:51 AM
    I am already vegetarian, so that part of the challenge was easy, but it was pretty difficult to figure out how to integrate vegan meals daily. I feel a lot more confident about making them in the future, though.

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/15/2019 7:50 AM
    This was also challenging--processed food is so cheap and so good! I feel a lot healthier now, though

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/15/2019 7:49 AM
    Organic is expensive, but the food usually tastes a lot better. Perhaps the prices will go down when the weather gets warmer and more local foods are available. I'll be sure to keep a lookout

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/15/2019 7:48 AM
    Eliminating cooking waste was more difficult than expected, but I feel like I have a better grasp of how to use ingredients efficiently

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/15/2019 7:37 AM
    This week, I am one of the CSL 2 presenters, so I learned a lot about ecological systems and the ways they connect with human activity. I already knew a lot about ecology, but it was interesting to take a deep dive and look into ways those systems can be categorized and affect one another.

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/08/2019 8:08 AM
    I learned about the comparative health of different waterways in Fairfax County, and may join the Friends of Accotink Creek in a cleanup effort

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/08/2019 8:06 AM
    I watched "The Story of Stuff" to learn more about modern overconsumption

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/08/2019 8:06 AM
    I checked out the service learning opportunities listed on the course website and visited the websites and opportunities available

  • Sarah Wheedleton 2/08/2019 8:04 AM
    I recently moved into a new apartment with a nearby hiking trail and spent a few hours exploring what it has to offer