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Morrow Botros

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SUMMER 20

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,275 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    172
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,340
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    42
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Morrow's Actions

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 120 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 40
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 60
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 52
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 43
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 42
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Morrow Botros 8/13/2020 11:40 AM
    The next step would be recycling my shower water. And recycle rain water in the winter. I'm also working towards fixing any leaky fixtures in my home. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Morrow Botros 8/13/2020 11:39 AM
    I feel great cutting down my sugar intake. I don't have that "crash" I would feel mid day! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Morrow Botros 8/13/2020 11:38 AM
    I would like to sleep for 8 hours every night. I found that not looking of being active on any type of electronics before bed has helped me fall asleep quicker

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    Morrow Botros 5/13/2020 4:00 PM
    The tree stopped producing avocados last year. I'm hoping the compost will be a good fertilizer for it. 
  • 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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    Morrow Botros 5/13/2020 3:41 PM
    Mindful eating is more enjoyable. You can better taste your foods, with less distractions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Morrow Botros 5/13/2020 3:39 PM
    Reducing meat consumption will reduce the pressures on land use ans also land consumption. 

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      Morrow Botros 5/13/2020 4:19 PM
      I meant to say less pressure on land use and reduced water consumption, as meat require large amounts of fertilizers, fuel, and pesticides while releasing greenhouse gases. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Morrow Botros 5/13/2020 3:02 PM
    I have a dying avocado tree. I'm going to use the compost as fertilizer. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Morrow Botros 5/13/2020 2:55 PM
    I can power down my lap top when it's not in use. I can make sure I have a full load of laundry before running the washer and air dry cloth.