Malcolm Roebuck

Section 8 EPFE 201

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 554 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    12
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    585
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    65
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    39
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    12
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.33 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Malcolm Roebuck 11/25/2019 9:01 AM
    My challenge is going very well. I pay much more attention when taking plastic bags in stores and straws in restaurants. I feel more present when eating without distraction. This gives me a chance to to think about things that I do not usually think about. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Malcolm Roebuck 11/14/2019 11:27 AM
    I refuse to use a straw and lid when getting a drink from Stevenson dining hall. I also put my recyclables into the recycling bins. I can also reuse the cups or use my reusable water bottle. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this idea?

    Malcolm Roebuck 11/14/2019 11:25 AM
    This is a very good quote. This reminds me of the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Malcolm Roebuck 11/06/2019 8:06 PM
    Taking away electronics from my eating has given me a chance to think about my day and what I still have to do.

  • Malcolm Roebuck 11/05/2019 9:48 AM
    My challenge is going pretty well. I got a reusable water bottle that I can fill up at drinking fountains so that I no longer use plastic water bottles.