Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland

HAGE

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,839 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    35
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    35
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    202
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    790
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    202
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Challenges

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 22.12 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 120 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 100 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 100 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 100 minutes learning 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

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 100 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own Action

Halloween

During this month I will collect different items in my dorm to make spooktacular decorations for my dorm and in my room

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/20/2019 6:24 PM
    The challenge I designed to do was to create Halloween decorations out of recycled items through my household but instead, I started using the items I collected to create organizational things like shampoo bottles into a pencil holder or just resuing the item as much as possible. 

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/20/2019 6:22 PM
    I wished that we got more credit for making up challenges because I belove creativity should be awarded.

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/20/2019 6:20 PM
    I feel like sometimes the challenge was just only the challenge but other times had this impact of making me see the world from a whole new perspective. Which I liked but also felt weird about.

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/20/2019 6:17 PM
    An area that I definitely recommend visiting while in Hawaii is the Ho'omaluhia Botanical garden. I visited there with a group of friends and it is a very clam relaxing experience. But if you take the time to enjoy it because if not you can just run past everything and not see the beauty of the place. But while I was there I questioned the sustainability behind the botanical garden. Since I feel like we see them everywhere but we don't really understand the effects of them.

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/20/2019 6:13 PM
    Today was good I did get myself some new items that I think will improve my quality of sleep and work. So excited to try those things out.

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/19/2019 9:58 PM
    During the challenge I tried to break some habits like biting my nails and so far its been pretty good they have actually grown very long..so yeah proud of myself I guess 

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/19/2019 3:01 PM
    Below I linked some of the environmental documentaries and videos I watched that changed my view or inspired me.
    - Catching the Sun 
    - Blackfish 
    - Cowspiracy
    - Deep Water Horizon (Though its a movie it really impacted views on humans and our oil industry)
    - Food Sovereignty Ted Talk - https://youtu.be/HYy2FQbT1AU


    • Eresay Alcantar-Velasquez 11/20/2019 11:13 AM
      Blackfish is such a good documentary. It really changed the way I viewed Sea World. Glad you got to see these documentaries and that they inspired you!

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/19/2019 2:50 PM
    Here are some environmental/ climate change memes I found... though I share

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/19/2019 2:46 PM
    To be more eco-friendly after the challenge I am going to change the items I buy. A really basic example is shampoo or like changing the places I buy from like from Urban Outfitters or H&M  to like thrifting or like Patagonia.

  • Aaniyla Allen-Sutherland 11/19/2019 2:43 PM
    Previously I went to do a beach clean up and this Thursday we are going to make art out of the microplastics we found. I am super excited to design something cool out of something that is known to be bad.