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Justin Indovina

ISB EcoChallenge Justin AG - 6

"My mission with this project is to help inspire my students to want to make this a better world for them now and in the future."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,333 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    94
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    25
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    650
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    160
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    267
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Justin'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

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability - 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change' with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

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

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 30 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 5 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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?

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Justin Indovina 3/15/2021 5:19 AM
    I am proud of my team for the hard work and diligence!

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    Justin Indovina 3/15/2021 5:18 AM
    “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”
    —John Ruskin

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    Justin Indovina 3/14/2021 7:16 AM
    “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
    -Lady Bird Johnson
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 7:12 AM
    I find it freeing to know I will be getting less paper bills and junk mail.  Now I just need to organize my electronic mail better.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 7:12 AM
    Once again poorer areas in the city are where landfills are and where some have the worst issues with waste management.  We (as a society) have really not set up these ares for success.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 7:10 AM
    I found it fascinating what people found in vintage and thrift shops and/or recreated from their own clothes.  I really think you can almost express yourself MORE this way than just buying new things.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 5:36 AM
    I learned that while there are places in the city to do recycling, sometimes it is not easy to access those places.

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 5:35 AM
    “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.”
    —Leo Tolstoy
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 5:34 AM
    You can't take care of the environment or your community if you don't take care of yourself.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Justin Indovina 3/13/2021 5:34 AM
    Learning from local farmers how their products are grown and cared for really made me think about where my food comes from and appreciate it more.