Nathan Norman

Sustainable Sealion Superstars

Points Total

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

Participant Impact

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

Nathan's Actions

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 20 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

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

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

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

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 Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

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 Action

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 Action

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

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

Health

Reduce refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 77
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 77
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 78
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

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 Action

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!