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Marguerite Saunders

Nature, God, and Social Justice 2023

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 135 This Week
  • 507 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    10
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    3.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    7.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    50
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Marguerite's Actions

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Marguerite Saunders 1/30/2023 1:33 PM
    One of the new actions I want to adopt this week is preventing recycling contamination. At home, I'm familiar with the kinds of plastic that can be recycled (1-7, except for 6), but at Georgetown, although I've seen infographics on the types of materials that can be recycled on campus, I haven't been able to encounter any more specific guidance on the numbers/types of plastics that can be recycled. Has anyone else looked into this and found more guidance?



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    Marguerite Saunders 1/30/2023 9:38 AM
    Today, I practiced the "Happiness" challenge. Though at first glance it doesn't obviously fit with the broader goals of the eco-challenge, it speaks to the role of an important theme we have been discussing in class -- community -- in building a society that is more in touch with creation.



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    Marguerite Saunders 1/23/2023 7:29 AM
    This week I want to try a new action -- practicing mindfulness! One of my professors shared this article with me and I found it a helpful reminder of the importance of making time to think -- both for our own mental well-being and because it helps us become more engaged and thoughtful students.

    https://blog.provost.georgetown.edu/slowing-to-think/