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Shiane Gaylie

UFV Ecochallenge 2022

"We need to save Earth today so we can live tomorrow."

Points Total

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  • 59 Total

Shiane's Actions

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 60 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

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Community

Join my Student Government or Local Group

I will join my neighborhood association, student government, or another local group of decision makers.

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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.

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Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

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Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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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.

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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.

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Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

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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.

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Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

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Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 15 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

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Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning 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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Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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Food

Try a New Way to Prep

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

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Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

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Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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.

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Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

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Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

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Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. 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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Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

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Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

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    Shiane Gaylie 9/23/2022 7:47 AM
    People are being affected and killed due to climate change and other environmental issue right now and it will only get worse. We all have a responsibility to do what we can to minimize our negative impact and maximize our positive impact. We are all in this together and we all need action!