Sophie Mullen

Wilmington Friends

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,145 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    84
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    84
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    3,360
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Sophie's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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.

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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.

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Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

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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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

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Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

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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

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.

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Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

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Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 120 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

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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.

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Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:58 AM
    "Exposure to hazardous substances in the air, water, soil, and food. Natural and technological disasters." In Delaware big manufacturing companies like DuPont water contaminated the water which is detrimental to overall health.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:56 AM
    Fruit and veggies help people on a health level because they contain vitamins and other nutrients that junk food doesn't offer. those things can help with overall health, skin, mood and so much more. When people feel better they are probably more motivated to spread kindness.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:54 AM
    Sometimes it can be hard to remember to be grateful and to live in the moment. But sometimes a heartfelt thank you note or something like that can really make someone's day. And I know I always feel better when I help people so acknowledging people doing the same is kind.
  • 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?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:52 AM
    You can always redesign your old clothing. If you already have shirts and sweaters that you don't really like anymore you can tie-dye them or crop them. The possibilities are endless.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:51 AM
    Go on a hike with friends, or workout with friends.
  • 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?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:49 AM
    I noticed that having a routine before bed helps to get my body used to sleep at one time. At first, I used melatonin to use to get used to going to sleep earlier but now I am pretty much used to it. I used to get 5-6 hours of sleep a night and now I am getting 7-8 hours and I am aiming for 8-9.
  • 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? 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?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:47 AM
    I always keep a few bags in my car in case that happens, but it is not the end of the day to use a disposable one as long as you use it more than once. maybe use it as a trash bag or doggy bags if you have pets. you can always put it back in the cart and wheel it to your car.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:46 AM
    I think because we are home in quarantine now, it would be really easy to use what's already in the house instead of going out and buying more plastic.
  • 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?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:43 AM
    I didn't really struggle with making the switch because before I was only thinking about my own convenience, but now thinking big picture and wanting to improve the environment it was a mind over matter thing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    Sophie Mullen 3/27/2020 10:42 AM
    In the long term using a reusable water bottle and tap water is cheaper. This is clear because you can use a ten-dollar bottle and tap water vs a case of waters which is about $20 and lasts only about a month. Simply crunching numbers add appeal to the cause.