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Jillian Tourville

Bemidji State Beavers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 240 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    5
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    1
    whole food meals
    consumed

Jillian's Actions

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • 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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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:40 PM
    I used to use plastic straws all of the time but now I use reuseable straws instead.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:39 PM
    If I find myself without a disposable bag, I carry the items out or push the cart out to my car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:35 PM
    I will definitely encourage others to do the same. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:33 PM
    I think everyone has the right to make those decisions and hopefully, they make responsible choices. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:32 PM
    I didn't realize the amount of disposable materials I was using.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:32 PM
    I can do many things. One thing I can do is continue using energy efficient lightbulbs. 
  • 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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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:30 PM
    I plan to use the money I save in many ways. One way is by making a garden in my yard.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:28 PM
    I learned more about carbon emissions.
  • 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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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:27 PM
    Sometimes, it seems easier to buy a bottled beverage but carrying around my own container is cheaper and helps the environment. 

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    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:23 PM
    Little by little I will do my part to help the Earth!