Kristian Fox

Sustainable Bucknell

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 264 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    20
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    100
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 4 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:45 PM
    The next step I can take is to invest in sustainable hygiene companies and buy soaps that don't have micro-plastics in them. I also would like to look into how much a "serving" could be, so the least amount of soap/shampoo/etc. I need and be mindful of that amount while I take showers.

    • Ava Warfel 10/13/2018 4:57 PM
      I agree, its really tough to not use to much of certain shower products... its something that I really need to work on too. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:42 PM
    This is a hard question to answer, but I think that American culture is a major contributor to meat-focused eating. There is such a major focus on high-protein, low-carb diets in the health industry, there is a major interest in fine dining and prime cuts of meats, and there is a major stereotype connecting masculinity and meat. I think there is also a major ignorance issue, where people refuse to believe the way their living is unhealthy, and I think to shift food culture to a plant-based diet, we need to educate and inform society on health, nutrition, and the harms of meat-focused meals.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:36 PM
    I would like to try to shift towards a consistent sleeping pattern that has me waking up earlier. I get in a good amount of sleep, but end up staying up late just to wake up late. This still works with my work schedule and with my everyday life, but I know I could be more productive with my time daily. I would like to wake up earlier, go to bed earlier, and also work in a daily nap of 30 minutes consistently. This is actually what I have been finding works really well for me to be successful during my day while also helping me sleep better at night.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:33 PM
    This fact does not surprise me. American culture is focused on eating a lot and buying even more. We have massive refrigerators full of food that isn't meant to be a meal. Because so many people buy based off of wants and convenience, we get away from our plans and what we need. If it were clear the money my family was saving by reducing our food waste, I would try to convince my family to invest this money into energy efficiency upgrades. That way my savings could produce more savings.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:27 PM
    On campus, electricity is mostly generated from the university's cogeneration plant, where natural gas powers steam turbines, producing electricity. The steam is then used to heat the campus. This system, although more efficient than a lot of other forms of power generation, is still reliant on fossil fuels and can still be improved on. To reduce Bucknell's impact on the environment, it would be best if Bucknell actively progressed towards all renewable energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Talk To My Friends and Classmates
    What makes you feel connected to your campus, your neighbors, or another kind of community in your life?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:23 PM
    My peers at my university feels like a very close-knit group because of the very personal connections we have. These connections come from sharing our stories, and discussing things outside work and class. We're all very good friends because of the bond we have. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent on your campus? In your hometown? Where you live currently?

    Kristian Fox 10/12/2018 1:20 PM
    Some of the most prominent issues in southern Nevada is the support and growth of renewable energy. Nevada is the sunniest state, and there are upcoming questions on the ballot that can really help support renewable energy, and I've been reaching out to educate my policymakers and community to support these questions when they vote.