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Colman O'Sullivan

ISB EcoChallenge Justin AG - 6

"Reduce Reuse Recycle Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,034 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    34
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    77
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    100
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    47
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    60
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    228
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    41
    people
    helped
  • up to
    43
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    59
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    43
    miles
    traveled by foot

Colman's Actions

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

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

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

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

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

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 30 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

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 20 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Support Public Transportation

Access to public transportation enables more opportunity and a better quality of life. I will make 1 phone call(s) and/or send 0 emails per day to public officials to advocate for a more comprehensive public transportation system in my region.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

ANY BAG PROJECT SINGLE USE PLASTIC COLLECTION

I will bring in collected single use plastics for aNY Bag Project to ISB to help re-purpose single use plastics into reusable bags, reduce plastic waste in my community, school and a % of proceeds are contribute to City Parks Foundation to help keep our local parks maintained.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:35 AM
    I know my health which is amazing.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:34 AM
    This was good because I know how tall I am.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:34 AM
    This was very fun because they are nice.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:34 AM
    This was good because I also got to go apple picking.
  • 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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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:33 AM
    This was good because it was good with my food.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:29 AM
    This was very good because now I know where stuff is.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:28 AM
    This was important because food is sometimes scarce.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Advocate for More Food Options
    What changes would help food insecure regions have access to local, seasonal foods? How can your choices contribute to these changes?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:28 AM
    This was good because I like food.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience 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?

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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:26 AM
    This was important because you need to learn about this stuff.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience 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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    Colman O'Sullivan 3/15/2021 5:26 AM
    This was good because I got good food.