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Jazmine Brown

Sustainability Action Spring 2018

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,734 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    150
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,000
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    564
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    76
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    29
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    4,147
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    790
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Jazmine's Actions

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 44
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Ditch The AC

I will use a fan instead of a window air conditioner.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Skip Partying

I will refrain from going out during the week and instead choose sober and healthy activities like exercising, advocating for change and getting outdoors.

COMPLETED 82
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 79
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 76
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Try Carpool

I will carpool 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 50
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 75
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch Microbeads

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Study Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

COMPLETED 47
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 79
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 82
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Register to Vote

I will register to vote with my state or local election office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Food Packaging

I will only purchase bulk food items and avoid all single-package items.

COMPLETED 53
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 10 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 79
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food.

COMPLETED 42
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 56
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jazmine Brown 4/22/2018 6:33 PM
    Today I was craving an acai bowl, but I've avoided buying one for the longest because I didn't want the plastic container. But I planned ahead today and brought my own bowl! I kind of threw them off, but they were intrigued and they let me do it. I was pretty excited.

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    Jazmine Brown 4/15/2018 10:01 AM
    I had so much fun at the 'Wear Justice' event that happened last Friday! It was encouraging to see so many people show up and really exciting to see the various styles of PLNU

    • Harry Watkins's avatar
      Harry Watkins 4/15/2018 7:26 PM
      That's great, Jazmine! Wish I could have been there, but I had an "emergency" babysitting gig because my daughter crunched her car! :-(

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    Jazmine Brown 3/17/2018 4:26 PM
    This past Sunday, I decided to try the new Ofo bikes lying around San Diego and go check out the farmer's market in Hillcrest. I've never gone before and i've been meaning to go. The Ofo bike was so much fun and easier than I thought to use. The only downside was that you can't keep the bike while you run your errand. I had to find a new one after the farmer's market which was a bit of a bummer. But I had such a great time at the farmer's market and made it a goal to purchase all my groceries for the week from there (because it's local, seasonal, and way less packaging waste). It was great trying new fruits/veggies, being able to support local farmers, and actually enjoy grocery shopping. I definitely need to do that more.

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    Jazmine Brown 2/19/2018 1:24 PM
    I started to become more conscious to refusing to purchase and consume meat/dairy products. It has surprisingly become more habitual to eat less meat/dairy. It's also saved me a few bucks which is nice. The only thing is that I had a counselor tell me that I looked like I had been losing a lot of weight, and I was shocked to find out that I have. For me this is not necessarily a great thing for me since I'm already on the thinner side. It could have happened over the course of the year since I've moved off campus and been eating more sustainable foods. I'm going to meet up with the nutritionist on campus to learn how to create a well-rounded diet for me and be healthy and ethical!

    • Courtney  Dobbins's avatar
      Courtney Dobbins 2/20/2018 11:13 AM
      That is really cool that you took to step to eat less meat and dairy! It is also a smart call to get a nutritionist's opinion to do that in a more healthy way when it comes to substituting different foods. 

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    Jazmine Brown 2/12/2018 4:59 PM
    One of my biggest challenges has been reducing my CO2 emmessions from driving. I've tried to be more aware to when I can carpool places with my friends or skip my car all together and walk to places around me. Even my boyfriend and I started carpooling to church, before we would drive separately and we typically would end up both driving back to his place. Also my boss and I carpool to my internship I have with her on Fridays now and that's been really fun!


    • Rima Antous's avatar
      Rima Antous 2/14/2018 10:29 AM
      What a great way to not only reduce your CO2 emissions, but also spend quality time with people. 

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    Jazmine Brown 1/28/2018 4:46 PM
    Lately I've been feeling very dehydrated because I had lost my reusable water bottle a few months ago. I haven't gotten another one because I had been waiting on my mom to send me a water bottle she bought me for Christmas.

     It's left me in this interesting place day-by-day making the choice to either dehydrate if I can't find a water fountain throughout my day or being forced to buy a plastic water bottle. What made me upset were the lack of choices offered in most places of other water  bottle materials such as glass or even boxed water.

    But thankfully my beautiful reusable water bottle finally came in and I can finally drink water throughout my day without worry of waste. 

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    Jazmine Brown 1/20/2018 3:21 PM
    Today I tried composting for the first time. I've been trying to learn how to compost, however I've been running into problems because I live in such a small apartment and I don't have any land. But I called around to see if I could donate my scraps to someone else. Turns out Whole Foods in Hillcrest accepts donations since they have a company that picks up their scraps daily for composting. And it's right around the corner from where I live, so it's a short drive and I can get my grocery shopping done.