Nathan Norman

Sustainable Sealion Superstars

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,103 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    156
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2,340
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4,680
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    337
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4,620
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    154
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 20 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 30 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 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 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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 77
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 77
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 77
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 78
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 77
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 78
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 78
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 78
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 78
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 80
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Nathan Norman 7/25/2019 11:58 AM
    I don't do it for the likes or high fives...I do it for the environment!

  • Nathan Norman 7/22/2019 6:09 PM
    Challenges are going great! How about you guys?

  • Nathan Norman 7/19/2019 2:11 PM
    I have now avoided sending 80 cups to the landfill by using reusable mugs! You can drink your lattes AND save the environment at the same time!

  • Nathan Norman 7/15/2019 6:56 PM
    It's been amazing to see all of the coffee shops that I visit transitioning (some already have) to straw-less iced drinks, where the lids now have a small opening rather than a place to puncture it with a straw. Slowly and gradually we are making an impact on reducing our waste!

  • Nathan Norman 6/27/2019 9:43 PM
    Attended the W3RKWELL event tonight which focused on Conscious Capitalism. It was an exciting and informative experience because it focused on the sustainability of organizations. Organizations that focused on the health of their people, planet, and profits were said to be set up for success and a sustainable future. This is already happening!

  • Nathan Norman 6/26/2019 1:42 PM
    Going to try public transit soon. Wish me luck!

  • Nathan Norman 6/18/2019 11:09 AM
    I will admit, cutting out sugar from my diet (mostly) has been very difficult but also very rewarding. I notice less cravings and feel physicall and mentally stronger overall. Push through the pain!

  • Nathan Norman 6/16/2019 10:46 AM
    I'm not sure how sustainable this is but I have recently been meditating for over an hour in a new massage chair I recently purchased. the positive is I am not giving my attention to any devices during that time.

  • Nathan Norman 6/14/2019 5:24 PM
    I have been slowly and gradually reducing food waste by subscribing weekly to Freshly, which provides me with 6 organic meals every Monday. I feel great!

  • Nathan Norman 6/13/2019 9:09 AM
    It is interesting how thankfulness and being grateful is the cure to sadness and negativity. I have been exercising my commitment to write down three things I am thankful for everyday for the last 2 months and it has completely reshaped my brain and how I think and perceive the world. Very encouraging!