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Lilly Rowland

RIT Community Team

"I hope to make my mark in helping the environment. Changes, however small, can make a huge difference."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,699 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    180
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,302
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    113
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    118
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    408
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,850
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1,105
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Lilly's Actions

Food

Visit A Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 20 minute(s)

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Follow the sustainability instagram

It will help RIT's sustainability institute raise awareness about their community goals.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 51
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Lilly Rowland 11/10/2022 6:00 AM
    My favorite documentary is David Attenborough's A life on our Planet. It really inspires me to live a sustainable life. 

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    Lilly Rowland 11/10/2022 5:59 AM
    In class, we are working on finding ways to improve the community garden. I am excited to see what we will do.

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    Lilly Rowland 10/09/2022 8:14 AM
    I attempted to visit the public market yesterday, but the bus didn't arrive. Instead of ordering an Uber, we took a more sustainable tactic of taking the retail bus instead and going to a resale shop for sustainable products.

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    Lilly Rowland 10/09/2022 8:12 AM
    I hosted a watch party with classmates and really enjoyed learning about the 2020 climate crisis.

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    Lilly Rowland 10/09/2022 8:09 AM
    I followed the sustainability instagram :)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Lilly Rowland 10/09/2022 8:09 AM
    I watched a documentary about the climate crisis in 2020. It was interesting to see how much climate struggles escalated that year, but also how the lack of tourism benefitted communities like Venice and Milan.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Lilly Rowland 10/09/2022 8:07 AM
    It would be beneficial to purchase food from local farmers. For instance, apples from local apple orchards are both tastier and more sustainable.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    Lilly Rowland 10/07/2022 7:38 PM
    I plan to save and invest this money into future aspirations like further education.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Lilly Rowland 10/07/2022 7:37 PM
    I can donate food that I won't eat instead of just throwing it out.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

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    Lilly Rowland 10/07/2022 7:37 PM
    The main source of water in my hometown is lake michigan.