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Sofia Blackwelder

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  • 301 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Sofia's Actions

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.

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Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

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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.

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Transportation

Learn More and Advocate

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 1 friends or classmates each day about the issue.

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Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 4 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.

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One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

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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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Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

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Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

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Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 180 minute(s)

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Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 11 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/28/2018 7:30 PM
                             
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/28/2018 7:30 PM
                                

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/20/2018 1:36 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:25 PM
    This is really cute and easy, baristas always seem uplifted when I present my 'keepcup'!
  • 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?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:24 PM
    Easy adjustment that I hadnt thought about making any type of difference prior to this challenge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:24 PM
    Straws are completely useless so refuse refuse refuse
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:23 PM
    In France were I previously lived, you had to pay for bags so I felt an insentive to consistently bring bags and now living in Hawaii its the same. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Learn More and Advocate
    How do the differences in access to reliable transportation affect your community? What would you like to see change?

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:22 PM
    I find people relate positively to riding the bus here in hawaii, on student government Im advocating for our school to renew their deal with the student bus pass price. 

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:17 PM
    Challenge is going well so far, it is nice to have a place to keep myself accountable as well as to feel motivated by my peers and their strides. 

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    Sofia Blackwelder 11/06/2018 1:16 PM
    Challenge is going good its good to have a place to keep myself accountable and feel motivated by my peers.