Nick Caspers

Austin Community College

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,025 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    198
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,260
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,260
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Challenges

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 64 OF 139
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 63 OF 139
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 65 OF 139
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 66 OF 139
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • 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 reuseable one with you? 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 establish this a successful habit?

    Nick Caspers 8/27/2018 12:12 PM
    I try to keep three reusable bags in my trunk and three more on a hook by my door  in my apartment. When I bring up groceries, I hang the empty bags on the hook  -  so if there are more than than three in either location - I bring back the difference  on my next trip.   If I  ever do need to take a disposable bag, I try to reuse it as much as possible.    And limiting it to three bags helps me be more mindful of my purchases or what I am bringing to an event. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Nick Caspers 8/15/2018 7:45 AM
    Yes it can and ultimately will  - It will require market driven buy-in and clean energy solutions to shift away from monoculture and centralized farming.