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Layla Gordon

Sustainable Bucknell

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Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

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Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

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Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, neighbors or classmates.

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Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

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Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 40 minute(s) each day.

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Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

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Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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  • 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?

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    Layla Gordon 10/14/2018 2:32 PM
    I notice that the more I limit my social media, the less I feel like I need it. Sometimes I don't have my phone for half the day and just don't notice. Other times I won't check into instagram for several days and feel no desire to.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Support a Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

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    Layla Gordon 9/26/2018 3:41 PM
    A barrier to a sharing economy is movement with time. In a few months I'll be going abroad, and my community will need to replace what I contribute. One of my roommates is graduating this year, so the things she contributes will need to be replaced. A sharing economy requires trust and permanency, which not every community has.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Layla Gordon 9/26/2018 3:39 PM
    Rather than buying a trash bin and a bulletin board for my dorm room this semester, I used an old box for the trash bin and the flaps of the box taped to the wall for a bulletin board. I might think I need something, but with a little imagination, find a way to live and thrive without it.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

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    Layla Gordon 9/26/2018 3:37 PM
    I could bring reusable utensils with me everywhere I go so that if I buy food on the go without anticipating it beforehand I don't have to use plastic.

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      Ava Warfel 10/14/2018 3:02 PM
      I've been doing this lately, and its honestly a lot easier than I thought! You've got it :)
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Layla Gordon 9/26/2018 3:36 PM
    If I focus on negativity I'll quickly become hopeless and want to give up, whereas if I focus on the things I love and appreciate in this world I'll be motivated to preserve them.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Layla Gordon 9/26/2018 3:34 PM
    I can organize events with environmental club to teach people how to cook and buy food more sustainably, and be a part of the events other people in my community organize.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Layla Gordon 9/18/2018 6:47 AM
    When there's limited or no nutritious food access in a community the two populations of the community tend to be malnourished or obese. Sometimes both. Fast food can take over and fill the diets of the community members and health problems across the board just increase.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    Layla Gordon 9/18/2018 6:42 AM
    I completely agree. Health shouldn't be treating symptoms, but preventing problems
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Layla Gordon 9/18/2018 6:40 AM
    I go for runs by the river so that I get my outdoor time in with my exercise time. I like to lift with friends to make it a social activity, and hike with friends on the weekends to get the best of all worlds.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

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    Layla Gordon 9/18/2018 6:37 AM
    Rather than throwing out carrot tops, I can make a pesto out of them. I can also use them as parsley in salads and recipes. The skins of cucumbers, potatoes, beets, etc. are even more nutritious than the inside, so I see no reason to peel my foods before cooking them either.