Me

Decha Cullen

TCU Sustainable Frogs

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Challenges

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Advocate for Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options on campus.

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Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden or window pot in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
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Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden or window pot in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
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Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 82 OF 165
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 75 OF 165
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Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 75 OF 165
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Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 84 OF 165
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Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the next year.

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Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

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Community

Register to Vote

I will register to vote with my state or local election office.

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Community

Register to Vote

I will register to vote with my state or local election office.

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Shop at Farmers Market

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

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Nature

Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

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Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day.

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Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

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Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

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Simplicity

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 83 OF 165
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Health

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning

I will make my own cleaning products using non-toxic ingredients - improving air quality at home or school and also protecting human and environmental health.

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Health

Support Polution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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Avoid Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

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Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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Reduce Chemicals in Self-Care Products

I will check labels on my shampoo, lotions and/or beauty products. I'll replace products that use known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, cocamide diethanolamine, DMDM hydantoin or benzene.

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Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 92 OF 165
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Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

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Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 92 OF 165
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Print Double Sided

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 91 OF 165
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Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with friends, classmates or housemates and talk about what we learned.

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Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 87 OF 165
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Ditch Microbeads

I will learn about plastic microbeads, check my toiletries, and only use products without them.

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Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

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If It's Yellow Let It Mellow

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 92 OF 165
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Decha Cullen 5/10/2017 5:25 PM
    Just finished all my finals I was nervous about. Feeling pretty good. Going for a nice leisurely walk later to unwind.
  • Decha Cullen 5/09/2017 10:15 AM
    Spending some time writing outdoors for inspiration :) Advanced fiction portfolio due tonight! 
  • Decha Cullen 5/08/2017 7:08 PM
    This has been the most stressful finals week yet. Just took time to turn off all electronic and sit quietly for awhile. Feeling better after some deep breathing. Good luck with finals, guys.

    • Rhonda Chambers 5/09/2017 5:28 AM
      Hang in there Decha!  You've done a fabulous job and I'm sure you'll continue to excel in your academic career!   
      Good luck on all your finals and congratulations on winning our TCU Sustainability EcoChallenge!  You've done a phenomenal job!!!  ^_^
  • Decha Cullen 5/07/2017 11:28 AM
    The challenge shows that I have eaten 154 meatless meals during the course of this program. I am so proud to know that number is much more (since you can only choose 2 meatless meals a day). I'm so thankful this class gave me the last nudge to take the leap to veganism. I went cold turkey (no pun intended) and I'm never looking back :)

    • Raquel Cephus 5/07/2017 1:35 PM
      That is so awesome!! I am currently a vegetarian and am looking into transitioning into veganism
  • Decha Cullen 5/04/2017 2:59 PM
    I'm really going to miss this class...I've learned so much!
  • Decha Cullen 5/01/2017 12:45 PM
    Our vegan dish was beautiful and delicious!!
  • Decha Cullen 4/30/2017 9:00 PM
    Enjoyed a nice after dinner walk in the beautiful chilly night air before finishing my research paper.
  • Decha Cullen 4/26/2017 12:12 PM
    Can't wait to head to the farmers market after school...this is such a long week!
  • Decha Cullen 4/24/2017 12:00 PM
    Feeling inspired by the Cowboy Compost presentation today!!
  • Decha Cullen 4/23/2017 6:37 PM
    Went to the Ridgmar Farmer's Market for the first time in a long time. Honestly, wasn't that impressed...seems they've made it mostly a restaurant. Going to our regular farmers market in Haltom City on Tuesday...the drive works out because my mom delivers Avon orders to one of the ladies there. I highly recommend this farmer's market. Going to have to get up early one Saturday and try the Clearfork Farmer's Market sometime.
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