Jaya Belyeu

Sustainability Sisters

"Save the world"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,670 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    310
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    62
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10,180
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    93
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    31
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,333
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1,705
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    90
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    33,495
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    93
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

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

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 11/20/2019 8:58 PM
    In my community, the Government allowed for 9, 51-story tall windmills to be built. There is already an existing wind farm a few miles away from the little town, and the people fought against it being built but it still went up. So far it hasn't really affected the citizens but it has affected the wildlife (birds, native bats). So now the whole community is protesting the new installments because they are larger than the old ones and much, much closer. The closest property is just a few hundred feet away and there are 2 schools less than a mile away. It is sad because the community supports sustainable and clean energy, but not this close to their homes. 

  • Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 8:45 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 8:40 PM
    I know that energy is very widely used and it is widely unsustainable. I don't want to contribute to this wide use, so I take action. I prefer to use sustainable energy sources whenever possible.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 5:48 PM
    If we make a point to go more sparingly with our water use we'd be ready for anything.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 5:36 PM
    I can switch to solar water heating and I can choose to carpool if possible. I can also use public transportation to get me to and from school.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 5:31 PM
    I could show them how low my electric bill became after I switched to clean energy. Everyone likes to save money!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/17/2019 10:18 PM
    I think I could cause less harm and do more good if I depended less on animal products and more on alternative products. Instead of drinking milk I could drink soy, almond or rice milk. 

  • 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.