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Nicholas Hodgkinson

Sustainable Sealion Superstars

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 707 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    41
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste composted

Nicholas's Actions

Health

Take Control

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 3 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 7/31/2019 6:05 PM
    My regular trash has only been filling up 1/3 of the way from the prior 2/3. My recycle bin is now filled up 4/3. This is due to cleaning all of my single use plastics and putting them in the recycle. 

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 7/16/2019 8:01 PM
    Doing really good on this challenge. I haven't used a straw in over two months. I also make sure to put the straw back when I am given one so that don't just assume I used the straw and put it in the trash 
  • 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?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 7/15/2019 8:15 PM
    Something I can really do is talk to the businesses that I work with and try to educate them on my learning and show them the savings I have achieved with going to two sided printing. I can do this in in our general business passings 
  • 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?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 7/15/2019 8:15 PM
    Something I can really do is talk to the businesses that I work with and try to educate them on my learning and show them the savings I have achieved with going to two sided printing. I can do this in in our general business passings 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 7/08/2019 3:02 AM
    I think when we take the time to analyze and monitor our own heath it helps u understand how our environment has a play on that. I think when we begin to take an interest in ourselves, we take an interest in that around us. 

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 6/25/2019 9:20 PM
    Been really getting in with my neighbors again this challenge. Every time I see someone new I remember this activity and immediately go say hello
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 6/22/2019 9:38 PM
    yes, local communities can sustain feeding their own communities. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 6/22/2019 9:37 PM
    if I have to purchase a plastic bag, I either properly recycle it or use for my cleanups when I go fishing

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 6/17/2019 3:32 PM
    really glad I did this challenge 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Nicholas Hodgkinson 6/09/2019 6:24 PM
    makes me feel better about the world around me