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Xavier Smalls

Young Environmental Stewards Conference - Washington College

"To support and care for my environment "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 604 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    5
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    24
    people
    helped
  • up to
    4
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    245
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    160
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Xavier's Actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 5 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Both systemic 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Learning about God's Creation

To learn more about God's creation and to thank him for it

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Mile Tracker

Walk over 3 miles each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Zoo

Going to the zoo in order to learn more about animals and their habitats.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 35 minute(s)

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Water Consumption

I will try to drink mostly water each day and drink a good amount of it!

COMPLETED 8
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Xavier Smalls 7/19/2020 8:23 PM
    Ecochallenge is going well! I feel like I am learning more about the environment and ways I can help to improve it! 

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    Xavier Smalls 7/17/2020 11:33 AM
    The Ecochallenge is going well

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    Xavier Smalls 7/17/2020 7:49 AM
    Drinking water is a good thing because it is healthy and makes your body refreshed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Xavier Smalls 7/16/2020 6:01 PM
    I use some plastic bags and coffee cups, but instead I can use paper bags and a reusable water bottle
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Xavier Smalls 7/16/2020 6:00 PM
    All of these types of health intersect with each other because they are all health and they all are similar. Environmental Health deals with air, sun, and biodiversity, community health deals with the health of the people, and my personal health deals with my own body and my own choices. They all trace back to one thing: HEALTH! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Xavier Smalls 7/16/2020 5:58 PM
    The environmental factors that affect human health in my region are animals not having a home and weeds growing everywhere. They affect people daily and they affect us by making life harder
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Xavier Smalls 7/16/2020 11:40 AM
    Using a reusable coffee mug makes me feel like I am saving the lives of animals and decreasing litter

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    Xavier Smalls 7/15/2020 3:26 PM
    Using less straws will help decrease pollution and will increase the safety of animals and plants! 

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    Xavier Smalls 7/15/2020 3:22 PM
    I saw many very interesting animals at the zoo today!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Xavier Smalls 7/15/2020 3:21 PM
    The things that concern me the most are global warming and littering