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Russell Queen

Heartland Community College EASC111

Points Total

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  • 176 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Russell's Actions

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

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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.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 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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Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Russell Queen 5/02/2021 12:48 PM
    I practice self care by first look at certain factors that could become a problem. I look at my age, weight, what kind of problems that I could be susceptible to. Right now I'm focused on my weight. I understand that being overweight can contribute to so many other ailments. I'm working on getting my weight down
  • 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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    Russell Queen 5/02/2021 11:26 AM
    1. Most recyclable  items can be placed in curbside bins or taken to various drop-off locations. But, there a lot of household items can not be placed in curbside bins. The city of Bloomington has a drop-off location but, it does not accept electronics. It does encourage citizens to take recyclable electronics to various locations throughout the city. A person can drop-off recyclable electronics at locations such as Home Sweet Home Ministries, Habitat Restore, or Best Buy. The city of Normal has it's own drop-off location that also take electronics.
  • 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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    Russell Queen 5/02/2021 10:03 AM
    Food sovereignty helps the small local farms stay in business and feed their families. It keeps the big corporation food producers from pushing out the smaller farmers and monopolizing the industry. A government organization should be established to monitor the industry to prevent big corporations from using unfair practices to push the small farmers out.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Russell Queen 4/26/2021 6:12 PM
    Every month I get bills and  it's a waste because most times I've already paid them online. So, I call the companies that I do business with online and request to go paperless. Now I need to get rid the unnecessary papers I've already accumulated.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (school, work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Russell Queen 4/20/2021 9:56 AM
    I can ride with a friend to the grocery store one or two days a week.