Jaya Belyeu

Sustainability Sisters

"Save the world"

Points Total

  • 50 Today
  • 161 This Week
  • 1,338 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    250
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    50
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    72
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10,129
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    75
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    25
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,075
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    1,375
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    72
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    75
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 43 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 3.9 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 1.32 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 10 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 30 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

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 3.31 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED -2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Jaya Belyeu 11/12/2019 9:30 PM
    A beautiful sunset view right down the street from my hale (house). 
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  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/10/2019 9:18 PM
    I practice self-care by keeping up with my health and making sure my body rests when I need it. I also treat myself after a hard day because I rather go to bed happy than stressed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/08/2019 9:47 PM
    Everyone is affected, honestly. Currently, there are very large wind turbines being build in my community. I have seen many of the community members suffer from the effects of the wind turbine being so close. Many of the community members have been arrested protesting. The native bats are also being affected because the wind turbines are killing them.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Have a Garage Sale
    Building community is good for your soul and fun to do! What were some of the positive outcomes that came out of your group garage sale?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/07/2019 4:44 PM
    First of all, I got to get rid of all the stuff I don't need. I love seeing that others wanted things that I didn't want and it always makes me happy to make others happy. another positive outcome was me being able to meet and socialize with my neighbors. I was able to get to know them and see how they are doing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/05/2019 12:50 PM
    When I know who produces my food, I know if they use pesticides vs if it is organic. Also, I can find out how far my food travels before it gets to my plate. This is great for advocating because knowing the farmer and  the farm allows us to support it or support change in the community.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/05/2019 12:42 PM
    Educate others and participate in activities that promote sustaibability
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Jaya Belyeu 10/26/2019 12:51 AM
    I live on an island. Climate change hits us in the form of hurricanes, extreme heat, and sea-level rise. Eventually, my house will be underwater because I live right by the beach. also, there is more chance that we will get hit by a severe hurricane, so that could destroy us in the future. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Jaya Belyeu 10/20/2019 11:26 PM
    I would put it towards a more energy-efficient car because they are very expensive but very worth it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Jaya Belyeu 10/07/2019 9:53 PM
    A breath of fresh air clears my mind and allows me to put all my issues behind me for a few minutes to a few hours. I feel that my brain functions quicker and more efficiently when it can be free from stress from at least an hour. I try my hardest to go outdoors every day to give my brain some time off. 

  • Jaya Belyeu 9/30/2019 5:49 PM
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    Here is an image of all the trash we gathered from the beach during a 2.5-hour beach cleanup!