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Joelle Rapp

WAVE Radio & Curling Club!

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 287 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    265
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    160
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Joelle's Actions

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Uncompleted
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

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 30 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

LEARN ABOUT TRANS, FEMME, AND NONBINARY EXPERIENCES

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 20 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, neighbors or classmates.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Joelle Rapp 4/07/2021 7:54 AM
    A windowsill garden is the only feasible option for me, for the majority of the year, since I'm a residential student. 
  • 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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    Joelle Rapp 4/07/2021 7:53 AM
    It influences the quality of life for the people of that community, from increasing rates of disease to decreasing the level of learning in their schools. Having access to nutritious food helps them become for resilient by building up the community, the farmers and consumers alike. The care and quality of the food benefits the consumer, and the business helps the farmer support themselves and their families. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Buy Used Clothes
    Do people with economic privilege have a responsibility to consume and own less? How can the concept of "reduce" be presented to those who may be struggling to have enough food, clothes, shelter?

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    Joelle Rapp 4/06/2021 9:56 AM
    While I don't think it is necessarily a responsibility, consuming and owning less should be a goal those with economic privilege consciously consider. From the more objective, ethical standpoint, however, yes. It is our responsibility as an economically privileged society to take ownership of the fast fashion industry we have encouraged on a global scale. 
    As for those struggling for the resources they have, the concept of reducing consumption may be presented more as 'consider the quality of the product versus how much it should do for you and what else it could get you' and less as 'research all possible products that can do what you need and buy the most ethically sound piece.' Spending money and time on clothes that won't last long very long is a waste. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Joelle Rapp 4/06/2021 9:33 AM
    Knowing that changes are already being made, slowly but surely, is encouraging. It feels like progress, in a way that could be beneficial in the long term.