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Cherie Bowman

Fall 2022 - Our Changing Climate

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 150 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4.0
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Cherie's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Cherie Bowman 10/18/2022 5:08 PM
    My campus ecochallenge is going well. I feel better adding more vegetables to my diet and reducing my meat consumption. I have also done a good job not using plastic bags. 

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    Cherie Bowman 10/14/2022 9:12 AM
    I have been doing a good job in reducing my consumption of meat, eating more vegetables and eating more at home. I have still been riding my bicycle to and from work. We recently had elections, and I have been encouraging friends to vote for those who advocate for climate change policies. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Cherie Bowman 10/14/2022 9:12 AM
    Buying second-hand clothing reduces waste. Buying from Fair Trade companies supports businesses that are doing their part to reduce waste and to implement fair working conditions. 
  • 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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    Cherie Bowman 9/20/2022 11:01 PM
    I never use a bag when I am only purchasing a few items, and if I go shopping with someone who has a car, I try to never use bags for any larger items.  I do have some cloth bags that I can put in my backpack or in my friend's car to have handy on shopping excursions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Cherie Bowman 9/20/2022 3:41 PM
    It makes my body feel better. I don't feel as lethargic as I usually do. It also reduces my meat consumption and the use of plastics by not having to use packaging. Eating less meat and using less plastic reduces methane emissions and produces less waste. This is one way that I can help the fight against climate change.