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Katherine Fisher

VU_Womens Track

"Working to live a more sustainable life, one day, and in this case one challenge, at a time! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 647 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    6.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    20
    people
    helped

Katherine's Actions

Health

More fruits and veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy Nothing But Food

I will not purchase anything but food during the challenge.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Ditch The Halogen Desk Lamp

I will replace my halogen desk lamp with an LED bulb.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Share my Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting on social media using the #EcoChallenge hashtag.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 2 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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

Waste

Reduce Food Packaging

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 5 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Ditch The AC

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Meals

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go Organic

I will choose organic as often as possible to reduce exposure to pesticides, which are unhealthy for me as well as the planet.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Gratitude

I will write down three things that I am grateful for each day OR reach out to thank someone who's doing something positive for our world's health and well-being each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

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 Action

Health

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning

I will make my own cleaning products using non-toxic ingredients - improving air quality at home or school and also protecting human and environmental health.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Cut Out Harmful Self-Care Products

I will check labels on my shampoo, lotions and/or beauty products. I'll replace products that use known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, cocamide diethanolamine, DMDM hydantoin or benzene.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Katherine Fisher 2/11/2018 6:18 PM
    Final day of the challenge, but I am going to do my best keep things going even when it is done. This was a great opportunity to reflect on the little changes I can make to live a more sustainable life. 

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    Katherine Fisher 2/10/2018 6:20 PM
    I spent lots of time walking today, even though it was quite rainy at times. I walked to Mom's Organic Market to get some groceries, and also walked around campus this evening in the eerie but cool fog. I ate plenty of organic veggies today, and also bought organic groceries while I was at MOM's including oats, cereal, eggs, and ground ginger. 

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    Katherine Fisher 2/09/2018 8:12 PM
    How to be (almost) zero waste going to a track meet for the whole day:
    -Pack your lunch and dinner (organic ;) ) in reusable containers
    -Resist temptation at the Wegman's stop- go in to fill your water bottle but don't buy anything in disposable containers or plastic bags
    -Save your race numbers to decorate the back of your door rather than throwing them out right away (hope this counts...)

    Reflecting on the day, I now recall that I had my pre-race LUNA bar in a wrapper and threw it out- darn it! Next time I will bring the Luna wrapper back with me and dispose in the special bins at MOM's Organic Market. 

    So close.

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    Katherine Fisher 2/08/2018 6:31 PM
    Going strong, over halfway through the challenge! Even though it was chilly I bundled up a took some nice walks for mindfulness today. I also prepared and ate all organic meals!

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    Katherine Fisher 2/07/2018 4:29 PM
    Will continue going strong with the reusable mug game! 

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    Katherine Fisher 2/06/2018 1:20 PM
    Energy: I make sure to only plug electronics in when they need to be charged, and unplug them when they are fully charged (phone, laptop, etc.). 

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    Katherine Fisher 2/02/2018 5:31 PM
    Women's Track joins the VU competition! Here we go... Stoked for Monday!