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Austin Sexton-Warner

Green Sharks

Points Total

  • 25 Today
  • 95 This Week
  • 678 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    465
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    398
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    108
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    5.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    906
    minutes
    spent learning

Austin's Actions

Food

Visit A Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 5 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 30 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 45 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 10 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

    Austin Sexton-Warner's avatar
    Austin Sexton-Warner 11/21/2022 6:16 PM
    It allows for groups, communities, families, cities, and nations to choose what foods they would like to consume, and not be forced to eat imported or foods deemed unhealthy or undesirable by different people.

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:45 PM
    It's going well, this program has made me pay more attention and more awareness about my daily choices. It has been a challenge of remembering to check in though. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:43 PM
    One day, I would like to have children, so I want them to be able to have sustainable energy along with my grandchildren. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:37 PM
    Creativity is needed to find fun, fulfilling and eco-friendly activities to do.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:37 PM
    Nuclear plants, chemical plants, runoff and pesticides are affecting water systems. Vote for legislators and governors who want to improve water infrastructures/systems. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by polluted water or a lack of access to water in your region? How are they affected?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:33 PM
    Lower income and minority families are especially affected. Inner city residents as well, while the suburbs have more access to clean water. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:31 PM
    Buy things that I need first, and if I buy things that are only wants, use them for a long time and if I don't have use for it anymore, try to find an alternative use for the item. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Work-Life Balance
    How might practicing work-life balance lead to a more sustainable life for yourself? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:29 PM
    It can lead to a more sustainable life, because one can use their free time to educate themselves about sustainability and give them time to go volunteer.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 10/27/2022 3:28 PM
    I love basketball, so I made an effort to go to the gym more 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Austin Sexton-Warner 9/29/2022 3:37 PM
    When I'm not using appliances and other plug in tech, I can unplug them. I can turn them off. Let the devices' battery charge die sometimes, rather than keeping the charger plugged in all the time.