Bree Hulan

PLNU Sustainability in Action (BUS475)

"Doing what I can in hopes of a worldwide change."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,782 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,385
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    22
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    74
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    58
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,485
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Create Your Own

Fast Fashion ban

Fast fashion contributes to mass pollution and unethical treatment of people all over the world. I pledge to ban from shopping from these companies for the entirety of the semester (and hopefully longer). Instead, when I need clothes, I will buy from fair trade/certified ethical/conscious fashion companies.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 53 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 13 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

COMPLETED 20 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 74 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 6 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 45 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 33 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 45 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

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.

COMPLETED 29 OF 118
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Bree Hulan 10/23/2018 6:44 PM
    I could start buying from companies that help solve the problem of food waste. For example, I discovered a company at the farmer's market that recycles fruit and veggies that have been discarded from juice shops. It's just the parts of the produce that have had the juice sucked out of them. They will take the juiced produce and use it to make yummy baked goods! It's totally healthy and good for us and the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Bree Hulan 10/22/2018 9:48 PM
    I am trying to refuse more plastic and paper packaging by buying in bulk, repurposing old clothes and other items, and refusing plastic at restaurants. It's hard though with the pressure!
  • 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?

    Bree Hulan 10/22/2018 9:46 PM
    I love bringing my friends with me to our school gym, and we lift weights outside the gym while watching the ocean/sunset!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Bree Hulan 10/11/2018 9:31 PM
    It has been really beneficial and has helped me to notice more when I am full so I don't overeat. It's helped me take better care of my body and take smaller portions (which also reduces food waste!)

  • Bree Hulan 9/08/2018 11:43 AM
    Trading fast fashion for slow, socially conscious, environmentally-friendly clothing when I shop. Committing to only shopping at fair trade companies like NowThen The Label and secondhand stores in order to use the consumer market for good. This is an "eco-bikini" I just bought made of recycled nylon.
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  • Bree Hulan 9/08/2018 11:37 AM
    I am focusing on changing my eating habits in hopes to make my life more healthy. This will also help the food industry to focus less on meat and processed sugars. I am also trying to reduce my plastic and food waste.

  • Bree Hulan 9/06/2018 8:02 PM
    I'm starting to collect and carry my trash to raise my own awareness of how I can reduce my waste.