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Evi Alvarez

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SP 2020

"I hope to empower and teach others about sustainable practices and the power of buying ethically made goods such as clothing. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,670 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    324
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,025
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    141
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    318
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    37
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1,290
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Evi 's Actions

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

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

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Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

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Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

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Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

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Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

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Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

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Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

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Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 6 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

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Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 6 minutes each day.

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Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

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Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Evi Alvarez 4/29/2020 10:48 PM
    I've been eating more veggies now that I have some growing in my own yard! :)

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    Evi Alvarez 4/29/2020 10:47 PM
    If anyone is looking for a zero-waste alternative for their shower routine...I recommend this shampoo bar by Bestowed Essentials. The bar comes in a metal tin for safekeeping. Super easy swap that will save a significant amount of plastic waste. 

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    Evi Alvarez 4/29/2020 10:42 PM
    Being quarantined has allowed me to have more time to investigate zero waste alternatives for my lifestyle. I recently switched to a shampoo bar in an attempt to reduce the amount of plastic I'm consuming. So far so great!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Heat and Cool Naturally
    What are other ways you could use the power of the sun to reduce your own environmental footprint?

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    Evi Alvarez 4/25/2020 3:06 PM
    I can use the sun to naturally dry my clothes instead of using electricity. Plus that means more time outside :).

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    Evi Alvarez 4/25/2020 3:05 PM
    This whole quarantine thing is pushing me to grow more of my own herbs and spend time in the sunshine! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Evi Alvarez 3/30/2020 4:43 PM
    I strongly believe we can feed the entire world with healthy and nutritious organic food...that's how it was done for centuries prior to our time. With the proper growing techniques and support from governments, we could grow enough organic food to feed everyone. It might take a little time to coordinate things in motion, but I have full faith in clean foods!

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    Evi Alvarez 3/25/2020 2:45 PM
    Getting outside more and practicing mindfulness has been easier now that I am home and have more time to walk my dogs and spend time journaling. 

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    Evi Alvarez 3/25/2020 2:21 PM
    Now that we are home and online, I have actually found it more difficult to complete my tasks and practice sustainability. With covid 19, I feel like my plastic use has greatly increased and it's hard to not waste my time on social media. I am pushing myself in new ways to practice sustainability this week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Evi Alvarez 3/06/2020 11:34 AM
    I've noticed that limiting my social media has allowed me to be more productive with my time. I have also found myself out in nature more often because of the extra time I have now...more beach days and frisbee games with friends. I feel happier and more relaxed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Evi Alvarez 3/06/2020 11:29 AM
    Recently I've been practicing eating my meals without distractions like Hulu or Instagram. It's been a nice break from scene time and I've also felt more refreshed eating my meals with friends and just enjoying our views here on campus while we eat.