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Ariana Jesh

University of St. Thomas - Class of 2023

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Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

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Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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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.

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Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

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Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

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Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Ariana Jesh 4/30/2020 10:27 PM
    This doesn't surprise me that much because I feel like when people cook they end up having a lot of leftovers that never get eaten. I feel like this money could go to much better use weather that be investing It or using it for other things you need in your life.

    • Ariana Porcello's avatar
      Ariana Porcello 5/01/2020 12:35 PM
      This is so true!!  Being more aware of how we are using our food is more cost efficient and better for the management of our resources too!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

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    Ariana Jesh 4/30/2020 10:25 PM
    I found out that the Mississippi River is the main water source in my region.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Ariana Jesh 4/30/2020 10:24 PM
    Water makes me feel more energetic every day and helps me to stay focused and motivated.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Ariana Jesh 4/30/2020 10:23 PM
    I use plastic straws a lot when drinking my coffee but I have recently switched over to metal straws.

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      Ariana Porcello 5/01/2020 12:36 PM
      That's great to hear!!  This makes such a big difference, keep up the great work!
  • 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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    Ariana Jesh 4/30/2020 10:20 PM
    I feel like clearing my day of social media really helped to clear my mind and make me more productive. I noticed that I was able to get things done on my to-do list faster because I there weren't distractions.