Arianna Balogh

Green Sharks

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 611 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    56
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5,040
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,680
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    28
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    29
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    28
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 180 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

COMPLETED 29 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 28 OF 58
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Arianna Balogh 11/15/2018 1:59 PM
    I think that this is one of the easiest ways to reduce wasted paper. There is a setting that you can choose that makes it default to double sided and in most cases this is totally fine. I hardly ever print single-sided because at my college it is actually cheaper if you print double sided. I think that we could encourage more people to do this by making it cheaper everywhere and maybe not even offering the option at certain places to print single sided because it is unnecessary. 

    • Leigh Marthe 11/15/2018 4:10 PM
      We are encouraging our academic advising team to send electronic copies, rather than paper copies, of our spring registration confirmations.  It is a simple way to save paper in one simple step.  Students retain the information electronically and staff insure the information is shared.  We are also asking faculty to consider posting "handouts" in our Student Learning System.  We try to limit the number of paper handouts by encouraging this electronic format for teaching and learning.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

    Arianna Balogh 11/15/2018 1:57 PM
    I think that North America eats a lot of meat because we have become so dependent on it. When we think of "American food", we think of burgers, hot dogs, steaks, barbecuing, etc... and all of these things involve meat. I think that compared to other countries we have moved more to what is quick, easy, cheap, and convenient rather than living off the land. We also even import meat like beef from other countries where they are destroying animals natural habitats to clear room for cattle to graze. I think that this makes North 
    America look pretty inconsiderate of resources and preserving the Earth. I think that moving towards a more plant-based diet is definitely on the rise with the growing popularity of being vegan or vegetarian. It is becoming the new trendy and healthy lifestyle and many people are changing to this way of eating.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Arianna Balogh 11/15/2018 1:52 PM
    I think that the way we are living right now, looking at it from an agricultural business perspective I don't think that the world could survive on organic food. Unless everyone in the world started eating locally and eating only what is in season at that time of the year. This would make it so that everyone would have different diets around the world and people would not have to import and export in high amounts due to the demand everywhere that certain things aren't grown.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Arianna Balogh 10/11/2018 2:07 PM
    An easy way to  incorporate quality time  with friends and family in nature all while exercising would be hiking, running on a trail in the forest or on the beach, and so much more!