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Elise Smith

UWL green team summer 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 468 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9,876
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Elise's Actions

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

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Elise Smith 10/29/2019 10:37 AM
    I think it may be because we have more access to animal products, it is also probably more expensive than growing food. Eat more meat affects our planet and other people because it uses up a lot of land, the land can be damaged from over grazing, and animals like cows produce a lot of CO2.

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    Elise Smith 10/29/2019 10:32 AM
    My challenge is going good! They only thing I wish I would have done, is be more creative with my vegan meals. I didn't experiment that much and pretty much ate the same thing everyday.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Tour A Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you tour? What did you learn?

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    Elise Smith 10/29/2019 10:31 AM
    I visited the La Crosse County Solid Waste Department. I learned about the types of products that they take there and how they handle them. I also learned that they have a reuse room with supplies that people brought in but still are useable and you can take them for free. I went with my class to this facility.
  • 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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    Elise Smith 10/29/2019 8:41 AM
    I want to buy some bamboo/reusable utensils that I can carry around with me all the time, so if I'm ever somewhere that they just have plastic utensils I can use my own instead.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Elise Smith 10/29/2019 8:08 AM
    You can add these personal values in by exercising with your friends and doing it out in nature

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    Elise Smith 10/23/2019 5:50 PM
    Starting to get better at my challenges, the meatless meals is becoming routine and working out is getting easier.

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    Elise Smith 10/18/2019 11:10 AM
    My challenge is going pretty well, last week was hard because I was sick so exercising everyday didn't happen. I still had my vegan meal once a day and two vegetarian meals everyday but I forgot to mark them as complete :(