Clara Roth

Dickinson Green Devils

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 362 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Clara Roth 10/04/2018 8:59 AM
    Pretty well. Things are getting competitive in the CSE staff meeting!

  • Clara Roth 10/02/2018 7:37 PM
    Take shorter showers by turning off the water when you shave!

  • Clara Roth 10/02/2018 4:43 PM
    Here's my
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    trash from two days!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

    Clara Roth 10/02/2018 4:40 PM
    I can put things away as I finish using them, and spend 5 min organizing my room each night.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Clara Roth 10/02/2018 4:39 PM
    It does ring true with me. Spending time outside brings me joy and peace as well as connects me with the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Clara Roth 10/02/2018 4:36 PM
    The next step is using colder water!

  • Clara Roth 10/01/2018 3:18 PM
    After carrying my trash around for a day I actively noticed when I was going to use something with waste and shifted my behavior. I also noticed how much candy I eat! I think I'll continue this for the rest of the challenge!
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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

    Clara Roth 10/01/2018 3:14 PM
    My chief motivation is transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" because as an environmental science major I'm eager to learn more about nature and native plants so I can share that information and protect them.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    Clara Roth 10/01/2018 3:13 PM
    Wow, this is a good question! I believe being in a healthy environment with a strong sense of community are key for mental health.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Clara Roth 10/01/2018 3:12 PM
    These numbers certainly seem quite large, however I've definitely witnessed a lot of food waste in my family. I'd rather put that money toward a family vacation!