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Myra Tumlos

Sustainability Action Spring 2018

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,490 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.0
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3,510
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    5.0
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Myra's Actions

Energy

Clean Energy Project Or Paper

I will incorporate energy efficiency or clean energy into a project or paper for school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Register to Vote

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will enjoy 1 vegan meals each day, eliminating all animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Ditch The Halogen Desk Lamp

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Explore Campus Nature

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Protect Clean Water

I will join one of the Waterkeeper Alliance's clean water campaigns to combat pollution and preserve clean water sources.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Class or Extracurricular Meetings Outside

I will host a meeting or class outside.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

I will cut out or reduce all artificial sweeteners in my diet, especially acesulfame potassium, aspartame, sucralose and saccharin - all which can decrease human health and pollute our waterways.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Hike

I will take a 60-minute hike in nature.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Lobby Administrators

I will write 1 letter(s) to faculty member or campus administration to advocate for issues that matter to me.

COMPLETED 5
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

Food

Shop at Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op, or join a CSA.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Simplicity

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Get Involved with Student Government

I will start to be active in my student government.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Research My Water Supply

I will learn more about my own local watershed and where my water comes from and identify any conservation or water quality issues.

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

Health

Audit Toxic Plastics

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

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

Water

Work With Student Housing

I will work with RAs/student housing to reduce water usage by posting signs in laundry rooms/common areas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Residence Hall Board

I will join my residence hall group/board and advocate for change where needed.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Become and Equity Leader

I will join a group on campus that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy Nothing But Food

I will not purchase anything but food during the challenge.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More fruits and veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Myra Tumlos's avatar
    Myra Tumlos 4/17/2018 8:59 AM
    As the semester comes to a close, I am trying to make the sustainable practices that I had adopted become more habitual!

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    Myra Tumlos 4/10/2018 2:42 PM
    I have been trying to wash out any disposable containers I use before recycling them! I learned that if you recycle a container that has food remains, then it could spoil the whole bin of recycle-ables, sending it all to the landfill!

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    Myra Tumlos 4/03/2018 4:32 PM
    I purged my closet to prepare for move-out after this month! 

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    Myra Tumlos 3/27/2018 4:29 PM
    Today, I emailed SDGE to see if they have a job opening to work in their innovation center! I think it would be cool to learn more about what they do and how they are pioneering for the future of energy!

    • Harry Watkins's avatar
      Harry Watkins 4/02/2018 12:49 PM
      Also try the Center for Sustainable Energy  (energycenter.org). They have internships and do a lot to promote alternative energy, energy conservation, etc. and work with consumers, business and local government. 

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    Myra Tumlos 3/19/2018 9:07 PM
    I definitely have been struggling lately to reduce waste especially in moments where I am finding myself very busy and constantly moving from one thing to another on campus, but it is very important to remember that every act of mindfulness makes a big difference.  

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    Myra Tumlos 3/13/2018 4:34 PM
    I took public transportation in New York on my own! I traveled from Newark (New Jersey) to Brooklyn! This trip took 1.5 hours with my suitcase and transferring trains. It was a ton of fun for me!

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    Myra Tumlos 2/28/2018 1:18 PM
    I got my friends to stop using plastic tupperware containers and purchase glass containers instead!

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    Myra Tumlos 2/28/2018 1:17 PM
    I have been trying to cut dairy out from my diet, but it's been quite difficult because I love cheese!

    • Michelle Picca's avatar
      Michelle Picca 2/28/2018 11:54 PM
      I feel ya, dairy was so hard for me to cut out at first but after a while it became super easy! There are some really good non-dairy cheeses out there that taste amazing! At Sprouts you can find some good almond cheese, cashew cheese, vegan mozzarella, etc.!

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    Myra Tumlos 2/20/2018 3:48 PM
    I ran for Vice President hoping to be able to implement more sustainable choices into changes in the school!

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    Myra Tumlos 2/13/2018 6:28 PM
    Over the past week I have been talking with my bosses at my internship about how they advocate to their conference participants to engage in choosing sustainable energy for the future!