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Ariana Porcello

University of St. Thomas - Class of 2023

"my mission is to encourage others to live sustainably and to reflect and improve on my own levels of sustainability in my life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 760 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    132
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    220
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ariana's Actions

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 0
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

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Ariana Porcello 5/04/2020 2:02 PM
    Congrats everyone!!  We did it!!!!

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    Ariana Porcello 5/04/2020 6:53 AM
    Hello class of 2023!!  Thank you again for being part of this team, I just wanted to reach out to say that I am running for USG Sustainability Chair and would greatly appreciate your vote so I can keep leading things like the Eco Challenge!!:)  Voting starts TODAY so if you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to check your student email and vote for me it would mean so much to me!  
    I hope y’all had an awesome weekend and happy Monday!!

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    Ariana Porcello 5/03/2020 10:09 AM
    Happy FINAL DAY of the Eco Challenge everyone!!  Congratulations on making it this far y'all, you've all been doing great!  Let's finish strong and get as many actions completed as we can today!!

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    Ariana Porcello 5/02/2020 8:51 AM
    Happy weekend!!  Two days left everyone!  Today's focus is to spend some time learning about renewable energy.  Pledge to do some research about renewable energy and how important it is!

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    Ariana Porcello 5/01/2020 12:56 PM
    Points update!!  As of now 2023 is in first!!  Great job everyone, and keep it up, let's not let the faculty and staff catch up!!  Also, a reminder that the top three team members in our team will win a prize!(I don't count as a particpant, so it'll be the top three not including me ;) So keep up all of your hard work and put in your all for these next 3 days!! Please don't hesitate to message me with questions or comments!!

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    Ariana Porcello 5/01/2020 12:32 PM
    Happy Friday!!  Two days left everyone, keep it up!!  Today's focus is to support our native communities!!  Research where the land you are now originated from and who it was inhabited by to help support our native communities!!

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    Ariana Porcello 4/30/2020 9:34 AM
    Hey y'all!  4 days left!!  Keep up the great work, I'm super impressed by everything you all of have done!  Today's focus is researching food deserts in your local area!

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    Ariana Porcello 4/29/2020 2:35 PM
    I am running for sustainability chair!!  I have loved being the captain for this team and I would really appreciate it if you would vote for me this coming Monday from your emails I would be so grateful!!  If you could share the picture below with friends, social media, and your networks that'd be awesome too!  Thanks y'all!:))

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      Elise Amel 4/29/2020 7:35 PM
      So glad you are running for USG Sustainability Chair, Ariana!  And everyone, please share this info with a friend!  Voting is a great habit to develop!

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    Ariana Porcello 4/29/2020 9:44 AM
    Happy Wednesday!!  Today's challenge focus is personal waste audits!  Pledge to carry out your own waste audit by separating compostables, recyclables, and the waste that belongs in the trash!  This is a great way to better understand your own waste production and what you can do to minimize it!  I encourage you to post pictures here of your waste audits too!!  We are currently in the lead, so keep up the great work everyone for the next few days left!!!

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    Ariana Porcello 4/28/2020 7:42 AM
    Good morning and happy Tuesday y'all!  Today's focus for the day (my personal favorite) is waste!  Waste management and reduction is vital to being sustainable, so pledge to use a reusable water bottle/mug or reduce your consumption of single use plastics.   Keep up the great work everyone!