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Alanna Sullivan

Alpha Phi Omega

Points Total

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  • 147 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    145
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Alanna's Actions

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

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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.

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DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 20 minutes each day.

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Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

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

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DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

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Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

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Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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DAILY 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.

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DAILY ACTION

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

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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 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Alanna Sullivan 3/17/2021 8:03 PM
    Even though it was cold out, it was nice to feel the change of the seasons from winter to spring today. My recognizing change in your surroundings, you may also see the changes in yourself or your work. The improvements over time can be more appreciated when it is accompanied by warmer weather and sunnier skies.
  • 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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    Alanna Sullivan 3/17/2021 8:01 PM
    I could use the "need versus want" mindset and see how necessary certain items are and why they should be kept.
  • 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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    Alanna Sullivan 3/17/2021 8:00 PM
    It may lead to more sustainable life for myself because I become more grateful for more surroundings since I balance the time I dedicate to work and the time I spend enjoying the outdoors or having me time. This time for self-reflect can help me realize poor habits that lead to unsustainability. If people did not have to work so much, or take breaks when they can they may realize the same things as well and as a culture we may transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Alanna Sullivan 3/17/2021 7:58 PM
    The process of restructuring my trip was easy as I prefer road trips anyways. I can avoid air travel by taking trains from city to city, and drive coast to coast.
  • 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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    Alanna Sullivan 3/17/2021 7:41 PM
    The main water source in my region is Lake Michigan, which I live right by!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    Alanna Sullivan 3/17/2021 7:39 PM
    water meets my need to survive, be clean, and feel refreshed.