Charles Hanna

PLNU Sustainability in Action (BUS475)

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Charles's Actions


Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.



5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.



Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.



  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Charles Hanna 2/25/2019 8:17 PM
    The next step would be to reduce the amount of water used when washing the dishes. I feel that water can easily be misused and wasted during this process, especially in households that place a high emphasis on cleanliness. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Charles Hanna 2/25/2019 8:16 PM
    I feel that encouraging a company to make this shift would be relatively easy. From a pure economics standpoint, if all reports were double-sided, it would cut down on the office supply costs for the company, thus widening their margins. On a personal level, I would think that no one would mind conforming to the shift as well (especially given the "one-click" ease of selecting this option when printing).

  • Charles Hanna 1/15/2019 3:06 PM
    Per the gratefulness challenge, I am grateful for:
    1. Living in a very wealthy country filled with opportunity.
    2. The parents I had who raised me.
    3. The family that supports me in what I want to do with my life.