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Sarah Gorman

Sustainability Action Spring 2018

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,835 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    61
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • up to
    228
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    344
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    165
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    165
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    783
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    620
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Sarah's Actions

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Register to Vote

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental advocacy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 55
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Print Double Sided

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 56
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 55
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

Nature

Take Nature Photos

I will take photos to capture my experiences with the natural world.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Study Outside

I will replace 10 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 62
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Get Involved In Local/Campus Conservation

I will get involved in a local or campus conservation project, volunteering my time or researching local conservation issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

I will eat 1 meal(s) outside each day.

COMPLETED 61
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

100-Mile Diet

I'm up for a serious challenge! I will only eat food that has been raised and cultivated within a hundred-mile radius of where I live, and I will post about it on my feed.

COMPLETED 76
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk to Class

I will walk 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 76
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 76
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 89
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 88
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Sarah Gorman's avatar
    Sarah Gorman 4/29/2018 8:12 PM
    good luck on finals everyone!! im personally trying not to eat out this week

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    Sarah Gorman 4/22/2018 7:40 PM
    Welp this week is a struggle to be green. Finals are coming up and its so easy to just say F- it finals are more important

    • Katie Hibbard's avatar
      Katie Hibbard 4/23/2018 11:41 AM
      Hey common...don't F-it. Just work with it. Being green can take some stress off of you!

    • Harry Watkins's avatar
      Harry Watkins 4/22/2018 8:03 PM
      As Hermit sais: "It's not easy being green". Except that forming habits make it easier.

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    Sarah Gorman 4/15/2018 6:42 PM
    I can't wait for summer! also I wish there were more compost containers. Like maybe along caf lane

    • Katie Hibbard's avatar
      Katie Hibbard 4/15/2018 8:20 PM
      I feel you on both of those topics! I think that it was be AMAZING to have one everywhere we see a recycler. Especially in the cafeteria for food waste. 

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    Sarah Gorman 4/04/2018 12:59 PM
    The biggest challenge this week is trying to remember to log in this website to log everything

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    Sarah Gorman 3/19/2018 11:50 AM
    3/19/18 This week I am trying to find a ways to either re-use or recycle my prescription pill bottles. I have a ton of them but I feel bad about throwing them away 

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      Rima Antous 3/21/2018 9:33 AM
      Oh wow thats a great idea! if you come up with any creative ideas let me know! i too have a ton of empty prescription bottles. 

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    Sarah Gorman 3/19/2018 11:49 AM
    3/12/18 I struggled trying to get back into the swing of things. I was hard to find veggies on the CPR trip over spring break. 

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    Sarah Gorman 2/27/2018 12:01 AM
    Last week was difficult for me. My friend died and my dog killed my rabbit. Lets just say after picking up my pets organs across my yard, being sustainable was the last of my problems. :( 

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    Sarah Gorman 2/14/2018 8:19 AM
    This week was a little easier. A friend gifted me a canteen so maybe I can start to use it and save the plastic.

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    Sarah Gorman 2/07/2018 2:37 PM
    this week is definitely a challenge. Hopefully I can find a cheaper more green alternative to commuting to LA every weekend.

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    Sarah Gorman 1/30/2018 8:35 PM
    This week was definitely a struggle. I am trying to save up money for my study abroad trip but at the same time try to afford to do things like buy only organic produce. Its not easy being a broke college student.

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      Harry Watkins 2/04/2018 3:36 PM
      Hi Sarah!  Thanks for working at it!  As a suggestion, download the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) "Dirty Dozen and Clean 15" lists. They tell you which veggies and fruit you should buy organic and which you don't need to based on research on the pesticide residues found on them. That way you can prioritize your organic dollars.