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Jasmine Koch

St. Catherine University - Kollaborative Katies

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 456 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    275
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    26
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Jasmine's Actions

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 8
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 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 7
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Jasmine Koch 11/08/2022 11:59 AM
    I would like to shift my sleep patterns by allocating my productivity during the day. This can be done by doing classwork in between classes and not "wasting" time doing something unproductive in the evenings to pave the way for longer sleep. I am finding that I am more present in my classes, can focus better, and have an overall more positive attitude.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Jasmine Koch 10/28/2022 8:32 AM
    I often find myself buying drinks at coffee shops where I'm close to out of convenience. I realize that I can make drinks at home and use my reusable mugs or insulated cups to reduce the amount of single-use coffee cups I use.

    • Anupama Pasricha's avatar
      Anupama Pasricha 10/29/2022 6:54 AM
      Awesome! I also learned about this company from MN- its called Forever Ware (they have a reusable system), they are partnering with coffee shops and restaurants (TCBStartMN, Fall 2022).
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Jasmine Koch 10/28/2022 8:28 AM
    I would incorporate reducing, reusing, refusing, repairing, and repairing in my lifestyle by limiting my purchasing or using items that are a "want" instead of a "need". I will also find ways to repurpose food containers and other objects that can be beneficial in other ways. Reducing the number of items that have single-use plastic packaging can save the littering and trash accumulation that ends up in the environment and oceans. 
  • 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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    Jasmine Koch 10/27/2022 12:02 PM
    I use any kind of bin or storage equipment I have around me to carry items if I do not have my reusable bags with me. A system I could put in place to use reusable bags more often is to make sure I always have a reusable bag on me every time I go somewhere.

    • Anupama Pasricha's avatar
      Anupama Pasricha 10/29/2022 6:56 AM
      I have used their paper-bags when I forget to bring mine. I would say 95% of the time.