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Anastasia Krapchatova

UFV Ecochallenge 2022

"My mission is to explore more hikes and peaks in my local area, alone or with friends. We will car pool or bike to these locations, practice leave no trace methods during our hikes, camp overnight (operate during daylight hours), and improve our eating habits in the process, as meal-planning is necessary to complete long treks."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,085 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7.0
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    47
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,410
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    788
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,647
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    donations
    made
  • up to
    10
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    100
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2,835
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    spent learning

Anastasia's Actions

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 100 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Community Clean Up

I will sign out equipment from the Office of Sustainability and go pick up litter around my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

DIY Halloween Costume

Say no to pre-packaged, store-bought costumes. Get creative with your Halloween costume by using thrifted, borrowed, and reused items/garments!

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

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 180 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

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Tend a Garden

One time bigger Project

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 90 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

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

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 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 22
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

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Food Habits

Eat more meat (locally and ethically sourced) instead of junk food that uses more packaging and processing. Protein will keep me satiated longer.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 90 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:12 PM
    I have one goal left incomplete. I plan to still do this community cleanup at a later date. However, my sister and I often pick up trash while we're out hiking or walking along the river. 
  • 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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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:09 PM
    With going electronic, you have to consider the fact that you are also using resources to create that laptop or iPad you might use, which is often done under horrendous working conditions in less developed countries. So, honestly, I don't know if its much of a win, since the paper is easy to recycle and wood is a sustainable material in the sense, you can grow it back. Whereas lithium and other metals are almost never recycled properly and rely on exploiting small vulnerable communities, leaving many workers with long-lasting health effects and little to no wage. Paper books and materials are more likely to be donated as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:06 PM
    Gym or just allow yourself to feel the emotion of stress. Sometimes, you dont have to cope. You can just sit in it and let it pass, make a plan, and continue. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    In what ways can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:05 PM
    This might not be related to the question, but I found a lot of bus stops are not helpful for the visually-impaired. Bus drivers often forget to call out stops and there is no brail. I volunteer with an app called be my eyes and often its hard to navigate buses from their point of view, so they use the app for GPS and guidance
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Tour A Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you tour? What did you learn?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:03 PM
    A lot of the recycling that gets returned is not sorted properly, plastic types are hard to differentiate quickly without robotics
  • 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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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:02 PM
    Its relatively easy to drop off things like appliances at recycling depots. Even H and M take donated textiles to recycle clothing in exchange for a coupon
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:01 PM
    I am doing a bottle drive downtown Chilliwack for Elder Maries' dental work
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 12:00 PM
    going to the gym and sleeping regularly  (which is very hard to do for me)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 11:59 AM
    Reach out to business owners and have them participate in a bottle drive
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Anastasia Krapchatova 10/28/2022 11:59 AM
    We pickled cucumbers, quince, and beets