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Hunter Brame

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Hunter's Actions

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

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Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

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Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

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  • Hunter Brame's avatar
    Hunter Brame 10/22/2019 10:06 AM
    Energy:
    a. This was a challenge for me because I do not have to pay for my own energy. Therefore, it was hard to remember to turn off the lights. 
    b. This can help the environment because we saw first hand the amount of BTU we were using. By turning off or unplugging I can save the environment. I’m 
    c. I discovered that doing cheesy things such as putting up reminders can help. 

    Food:
    a. This was a challenge for me because I didn’t want to go to a farmers market when food is so close on campus. 
    b. Going to a food-coop can help the environment by limiting how much fossil fuel is going into the food I am consuming.
    c. I discovered that fresh food from the coop tastes way better than Whitney even though it comes and a well worth cost. 

    Waste: 
    a. This was a challenge for me because I shop a lot at Kwik Trip. They only have plastic bags so I steadily had to request no bag or decline one, and this got annoying.
    b. I helped limit the amount of plastic waste which directly impacts the amount of damage done to oceans and landfills, thus helping the environment.
    c. I learned that I really don’t need plastic bags and that I can carry a lot more than I thought in just my arms. Most places also offer paper bags if you just ask.

    Water: 
    a. This was a challenge for me because once again I do not pay for water anymore inside the dorms. Ever since I’ve gotten here I’ve gotten into the bad habit of keeping water running. Therefore, this was challenging but I use to not leave the after running so I knew I could go back to that habit.
    b. This helped the environment because I limited how much I took. This allowed for less energy to be used to purify and collect water and also limited the water I waste down the drain
    c. I learned that habits can be learned really easily, but just as easily knew habits can be formed if effort and thought is put into it. 

    • Alysa Remsburg's avatar
      Alysa Remsburg 10/30/2019 9:50 AM
      Awesome work. Hopefully you can also just use a backpack or other reusable bags you have?

  • Hunter Brame's avatar
    Hunter Brame 10/10/2019 9:40 PM
    My challenge is going well so far. At times I find it hard to actively remind myself about my goals but as the days go along, it gets easier to remember. Because I am not paying for my own electricity, I struggle to turn it off. But, having put a sticky note on my door reminding me to turn off all the lights- it gets easier. So overall, the beginning has been the most difficult part. Although, as the days go on the challenges get easier.

    • Kaylin Klonicki's avatar
      Kaylin Klonicki 10/15/2019 6:49 PM
      Being in the dorms, I can relate to not having to worry about the bills. I find myself taking longer showers and keeping the lights on for the same reasons, but the sticky note was a great idea and I will have to try that! 

    • Kourtney Walter's avatar
      Kourtney Walter 10/15/2019 6:33 AM
      I used to have an issue with turning off lights all the time! We have to pay electric where we live, so I'm a lot better about shutting everything off if it's not in use. If it makes it easier, just think like you do have to pay the bill, and I bet it'll keep you in check for shutting off lights and other electronics when they aren't in use.