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Andrea Duckworth

PLNU Sustainability Stars SP21

"To improve life on earth, one activity at a time. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 120 This Week
  • 732 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    982
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1,012
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    94
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    178
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    whole food meals
    consumed

Andrea's Actions

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Andrea Duckworth 2/22/2021 7:31 PM
    In class we spoke about how much plastic we put out and touched on cleaning products. Here is a really cool website that lists out plastic free laundry detergent tablets that are sold. Check it out!
    https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/plastic-free-zero-waste-laundry-detergent/ 


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    Andrea Duckworth 2/16/2021 7:02 PM
    This device is one of the newest recommended camping/hiking hacks for obtaining cleaning water. It could save your life if you ever ran out of a clean water source. 

    https://www.amazon.com/LifeStraw-Personal-Camping-Emergency-Preparedness/dp/B006QF3TW4/ref=asc_df_B006QF3TW4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=194884170462&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3255600168135061326&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031293&hvtargid=pla-310770782840&psc=1


    • Professor  Morrell's avatar
      Professor Morrell 2/17/2021 4:07 PM
      Great find! I carry one in my car along with a hiking survival pack, you can get them as low as $15 on amazon. Great if you are going on those rural trails! 

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    Andrea Duckworth 1/31/2021 7:57 AM
    Hello, I went to Mission Trails yesterday for my fist time to hike with 2 of my friends. On our way down, we ran into a ranger who was posting missing person flyers for a 21 year old man who had been missing since Friday. They found him floating in the river there on Saturday afternoon. Very sad, prayers for his family. 

    • Professor  Morrell's avatar
      Professor Morrell 2/03/2021 11:39 AM
      I saw the family is raising money to put a bridge over the river where he slipped and hit his head. That river is treacherous, Im glad they are doing that, and glad you still got out to hike! :) 

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    Andrea Duckworth 1/27/2021 12:39 PM
    Hey! Discovered box water today, check it out. http://www.boxedwaterisbetter.com/