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Mary Beth McCabe

PLNU FSB: Faculty for Sustainable Business

"Growing, growing and shrinking my footprint."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 590 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    144
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    31
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    81
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    320
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    740
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Mary Beth's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 10
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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Mary Beth McCabe's avatar
    Mary Beth McCabe 4/17/2022 9:29 PM
    We can use some more hands on deck and look forward to Earth Day on April 22.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Mary Beth McCabe 4/09/2022 9:10 AM
    Earth Day is coming. Get ready.
  • 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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    Mary Beth McCabe 2/25/2022 4:09 PM
    We are giving our presentation and hope to eliminate any paper.
  • 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?

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    Mary Beth McCabe 2/25/2022 4:08 PM
    Trying to keep my garbage to a minimum. Recycling helps.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Mary Beth McCabe 2/25/2022 4:08 PM
    I planted seeds for the spring veggies. Plus some sunflowers for the birds.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Mary Beth McCabe 2/11/2022 12:53 PM
    Drought is chronic. I have a vegetable garden and use minimal water. I have succulents in the front and side. These bring CO2 and fresh air to others and reduce drought.
  • 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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    Mary Beth McCabe 2/11/2022 12:51 PM
    Hydration, energy, brain power, strength, nourishment.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Mary Beth McCabe 2/04/2022 2:19 PM
    I love growing plants and students brainpower.