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Anna Ugast

JEELA

"Contribute to human change for a sustainable Earth. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 946 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,534
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    660
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Anna's 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

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

SIGN UP TO VOTE

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Anna Ugast 11/30/2020 2:59 PM
    Fossils need to be phrased out because they are not sustainable. Alternative forms of renewable energy will help reduce GHG emissions over time. 

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:50 PM
    I picked up trash near Diamond Head Lighthouse. 
  • 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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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:48 PM
    By telling people how much paper and CO2 can be avoided by printing two-sided. Companies should definitely encourage it in the workplace. I would save people money in the long run. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:45 PM
    I got a different perspective of things. I would not have thought that way on my own without having the conversations.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:44 PM
    Limiting my social media usage encourages me to do other things. I am more productive when I am not constantly checking Instagram and Snapchat. It was not hard to limit the time on the apps. I even deleted my twitter. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:39 PM
    After more than 3 years, I still use GPS to get around the island. It is good to know what is around you for activities and adventures. I like to see the organisms that inhabit the island where I go in nature. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Anna Ugast 11/27/2020 11:20 AM
    Many items purchased do not look like raw materials. Ground beef in plastic is not called cow's flesh. People do not think how it gets to the store with animal cruelty behind closed doors, GHG emissions, and habitat destruction. I buy items that are not in plastic when I can. Local vegetables and fruits are often not. Down to Earth has staples for bulk buying. The processed foods are normally packaged. I do not buy many items for my house or car because minimalism is good for the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Anna Ugast 11/27/2020 11:08 AM
    The outdoors has many sounds, smells, and sights. Exercising has shown improve or maintain memory capability. 
  • Reflection Question
    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?

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    Anna Ugast 11/22/2020 11:22 AM
    Without nutritious food, a decline in health is likely. Bad health can lead to expensive health bills and medication. Hungry children often have a hard time focusing in school. Access to nutritious food allow people to think about things, ideas, or goals and increase engagement in social events. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Anna Ugast 11/22/2020 11:01 AM
    What I want out of my life. My future goals and plans.