Sydney Doran

Rainbow Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 516 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    45
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    90
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20,682
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 6 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 4.4 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby For Reusables

I will lobby my dining hall to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 7 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Sydney Doran 11/20/2019 7:47 PM
    I do this by buying ceramic mugs from target and using them.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (school, work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

    Sydney Doran 11/20/2019 7:45 PM
    We can rent a car when we need to and me and the rest of my loft will all go together to target our to run errands.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Sydney Doran 11/20/2019 7:44 PM
    Young generations are most affected by environmental irresponsiblity because we have to pick up after our older generations
  • 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? 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?

    Sydney Doran 11/20/2019 1:20 PM
    If I forget my reuseable bag at home I will first buy another reusable bag before I have to use a plastic one. I think to make it a habit you I might have to carry around small reusable bags with me all the time
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking, or driving?

    Sydney Doran 11/20/2019 1:16 PM
    Biking is easy and fun because it gets you outside and it doesn't take a lot of energy to do. 

  • Sydney Doran 11/18/2019 1:20 PM
    I just dont use plastic straws, if you use a plastic straw you are weak.

  • Sydney Doran 11/18/2019 1:19 PM
    I have a Biki membership, so I bike wherever I can.

  • Sydney Doran 11/07/2019 12:34 PM
    This challenge is going really well for me. I am happy with everything in my life right now, I would not change a single thing.

  • Sydney Doran 10/22/2019 1:42 PM
    I bought two new mugs since I started this challenge


  • Sydney Doran 10/22/2019 1:41 PM
    I have not used a plastic straw since 1934.