David Gladson

PLNU Sustainability in Action (BUS475)

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,445 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    402
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    130
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,340
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

David's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 67
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 65
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

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 67
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 22 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • 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 10/10/2018 12:47 PM
      I don't know how many other folks complained as well, but happy to report that Bobby B's was back to using paper bags  for muffins today

  • 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
    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 create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing 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
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or 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.