David Gladson

PLNU Sustainability in Action (BUS475)

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,510 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    meatless or vegan meals
  • up to
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    not spent in front of a screen

David's Actions


Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 22 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 10.25 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.



Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 20 minute(s)



Explore My Area

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

One-Time Action


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.



Reduce Animal Products

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



Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

One-Time Action


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.

One-Time Action


  • David Gladson 10/08/2018 9:42 AM
    Was so dissapointed to see that Bobby B's switched from paper bags to giant plastic containers when you buy a muffin.  I definitely think I annoyed the person working when I took my muffin out of the plastic box and handed it back to her.  This feels so opposite of their encouraging folks to use a reusable coffee mug...

  • David Gladson 9/30/2018 6:32 AM
    Missed all three of my daily challenges yesterday.  Was working on house projects and didn't have the time to make food for myself like I normally would.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Have a Garage Sale
    Building community is good for your soul and fun to do! What were some of the positive outcomes that came out of your group garage sale?

    David Gladson 9/24/2018 9:35 AM
    For the house we just purchased and remodeled, We did our best to divert waste from the landfill.  Several items were sold via PLNU's advertise list.  We donated several larger items to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in their "ReStore", and delivered three car loads of stuff to Goodwill.  

    We had quite a few items that were not in good enough condition to sell or keep, but which my dad and I disassembled for scrap (vertical blinds, hundreds of feet of old telephone and cable wiring) which we spent about an hour sorting before taking to the recycling center.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    David Gladson 9/15/2018 10:18 PM
    Today was moving day, and the rush to complete all of our projects got in the way of completing the challenge today.  I ended up opting for non-vegan convenience foods for dinner in order to keep the move on schedule.  Back on the wagon tomorrow.  
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    David Gladson 9/10/2018 8:04 AM
    I had to clear out the tabs/bookmarks on my browser today, as I found myself clicking over to check the news when I was trying to work.  The convenience of having those links super accessible was becoming a barrier to the challenge.  
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    David Gladson 9/07/2018 12:41 PM
     I didn't have time to pack a lunch this morning, and I forgot my reusable bottle at my desk when I headed out for meetings.  So I opted not have a drink with lunch in order to stick with the challenge.