Ana Gates

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SP 2020

"Here to learn about and grow in sustainable lifestyles so that I can reduce my carbon footprint and better protect our beautiful world!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 170 This Week
  • 1,307 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    114
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    114
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    45
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    114
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Challenges

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 3 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 1.21 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

    Ana Gates 4/03/2020 12:10 PM
    Was starting to get a little stir crazy with quarantine. A walk really helped clear my head and I feel a ton better and more productive!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Ana Gates 4/03/2020 12:09 PM
    Walked to a nearly park with the dogs! Didn't realize how many parks were in walking distance from my house.

  • Ana Gates 4/03/2020 12:08 PM
    My family grows tomatoes and they're finally ripe! We ate a bunch of them today! Felt good to be eating home grown foods!

    • Professor Morrell 4/04/2020 9:39 PM
      Fantastic! Enjoy! Get a basil plant and make some mozz and you can have homemade caprese! :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety.

    Ana Gates 3/05/2020 11:38 AM
    I spend most of my time on campus, but when I do need to get off campus, I've found it easy to see if my roommates or friends need to run similar errands or if other people are headed to the same place. Carpooling saves money, the environment, and is more fun, the trick is to make it convenient and to plan ahead!

  • Ana Gates 3/05/2020 11:33 AM
    Jackson and I got to help carry compost buckets to the compost pile behind the community garden! I had seen the pile before but hadn't gone and checked it out. It was cool to see the result of all the composting projects around campus.

  • Ana Gates 2/12/2020 6:52 PM
    Carpooled to class with Sierra and Jax!

  • Ana Gates 1/24/2020 10:58 AM
    Did my Bible study for the day down on the cliffs! Crazy how we have access to such a peaceful, beautiful place just a short walk from campus!

  • Ana Gates 1/21/2020 10:58 AM
    Went camping in Santa Barbara this weekend with a big group! We all brought trash bags and cleaned up the campsite in the morning to practice "leaving no trace." Sunrise was beautiful and it was great to appreciate nature.