Aliyana Maril

Sustainability Sisters

"Lets save the planet one step at a time!"

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 214 This Week
  • 566 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    210
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    56
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Aliyana Maril 11/12/2019 12:35 PM
    I watch what I eat and exercise when I can. I like to try and make sure my mental Is healthy as well through meditation and gratitude practices.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Aliyana Maril 11/12/2019 12:34 PM
    If I were to buy more veggies and fruits while sticking to a mostly vegetarian/pescatarian diet I can help decrease my overall water footprint and ecological footprint.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Aliyana Maril 11/12/2019 12:11 AM
    Getting exercise and fresh air helps the brain get more blood flowing to It so It can function better.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

    Aliyana Maril 11/12/2019 12:10 AM
    It Is Important to explore and be one with nature so you can be more mindful when using Its resources. :)
  • 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?

    Aliyana Maril 11/12/2019 12:07 AM
    I like to go to goodwill and other thrift stores and share clothes with friends to try and express myself In different ways.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Aliyana Maril 11/05/2019 12:44 PM
    I spend a lot of money on food
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Aliyana Maril 10/24/2019 1:27 PM
    We get so used to a routine that may have us stressed that it takes time and effort into trying to find out what really works for you.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Aliyana Maril 10/24/2019 12:39 AM
    Use less light by opening blinds and letting in natural light.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

    Aliyana Maril 10/24/2019 12:38 AM
    it was not hard for me. I decided to meditate instead.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Aliyana Maril 10/24/2019 12:36 AM
    That surprises me, i would use that money to travel!