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Emma Cease

Washington College Center for Environment & Society- Fall Flock Together Challenge!

"Making the earth a better place one day at a time :)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,611 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    132
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    36
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4,180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    118
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,100
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    56
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,200
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Emma's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 36
DAILY 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.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 33
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 39
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Emma Cease 10/15/2020 5:49 AM
    Wow! Great job everybody! We made it to the end! 

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    Emma Cease 10/08/2020 5:20 AM
    Missing wac a little extra this morning! Thought I would share one of my favorite pictures that I took last year on an early morning run

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    Emma Cease 10/01/2020 7:01 AM
    The weather outside has been beautiful! Take advantage and get outside :)

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    Emma Cease 9/28/2020 5:29 AM
    Only a couple more days left in the challenge! This has been so much fun! 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Emma Cease 9/22/2020 4:11 PM
    The electricity where I live is generated by a large power plant that burns natural gas.  Although natural gas is still a fossil fuel, it is much cleaner than using coal or oil. However, natural gas does still contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other energy sources such as solar of wind are much better for the environment. Overall though, the plant does not negatively harm the nearby areas in a large way and is considered a cleaner energy source as compared to other fossil fuels. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Emma Cease 9/22/2020 4:05 PM
    Whenever I am out in nature, I feel so much more relaxed and clear-headed. Because of this, I am even more motivated to try and make changes to help the state of the environment. I can't imagine what life would be like if I didn't have nature as an outlet, so it is so important that society does everything it can to conserve it for both the present and future generations. 

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    Emma Cease 9/18/2020 6:26 AM
    It is great seeing more people join in on the ecochallenge! I love how this brings the campus community together despite being virtual and teaches everyone a little bit more about the environment in the process 
  • 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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    Emma Cease 9/18/2020 6:24 AM
    Richer countries eat more meat because it is a more expensive form of protein. In poorer countries, meat is often considered a luxury so they rely on protein from other sources. Unfortunately, high meat consumption has a huge negative impact on the environment because of the high land use and greenhouse gas emissions. Eating an excess of meat has also been shown to cause health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. These reasons plus so many more are why eating a more plant-based diet is so important! 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Emma Cease 9/16/2020 7:43 AM
    Our school has done a great job of reiterating and holding the students to its honor code while being online. The honor code is such an important part of upholding our school's values and being a positive representation of WAC. Before every test or graded assignment, we sign the honor code to to demonstrate our understanding and agreement to abide by it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Emma Cease 9/16/2020 7:39 AM
    I think a great way to reallocate money the money you saved is by putting it towards more energy efficient appliances and eco-friendly products to further your efforts towards helping the environment.