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Sara Kolta (Cho)

YCP Microeconomics Fall 2022

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 965 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    187
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    905
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    450
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    3.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    18
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    117
    minutes
    spent learning

Sara's Actions

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 15 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 16 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Mindfulness Practice

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 15 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work or school, using my personal time for endeavors that help me live out my values.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

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

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY 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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/19/2022 10:35 AM
    by using natural water and saving it up 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/19/2022 10:35 AM
    by using natural water and saving it up 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent on your campus? In your hometown? Where you live currently?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/19/2022 10:34 AM
    people not throwing the trash in specific designed spots

  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/16/2022 8:24 PM
    By volunteering to teach the future generation on how to make it more stable
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/15/2022 8:05 PM
    Made more energetic and positive throughout the day
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/14/2022 9:39 AM
    They all intersect at the mental health part. Everything around you affect you mentally and physically. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Connect with a Nonprofit
    What inspires you to act toward a more sustainable community?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/14/2022 9:36 AM
    I have connected with my church to volunteer with kids during Sunday school. I was inspired to give back to the community that made me who I am today. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community SIGN UP TO VOTE
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/14/2022 9:34 AM
    Voting is important because, without our opinions, they cannot make a change. We need a system that follows the ideas we live by in order to create a thriving way. We can participate in important decision-making by posting our opinion on all the platforms. It will somehow influence others to speak so we can make a difference. 

  • Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/14/2022 9:23 AM
    Going great so far! 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    How do/can Ecochallenge.org programs help you develop a stronger sense of community?

    Sara Kolta (Cho) 's avatar
    Sara Kolta (Cho) 10/14/2022 9:23 AM
    I used this eco-challenge to support raising money for Thon over at Penn State.  Eco-challenge encourages us to find the opportunities around us and get connected with our community.