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Ava Warfel

Sustainable Bucknell

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 848 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    690
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    36
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    870
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Ava's Actions

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 12
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

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

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 60 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time 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

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    Ava Warfel 10/15/2018 4:15 PM
    Its crazy that this is day 15/15. I've learned so much these past 15 days and its been soon neat :)

    • Abbie Winter's avatar
      Abbie Winter 10/17/2018 6:56 AM
      don't stop participating, the EcoChallenge runs for the whole year I want you to keep learning about yourself and what you can do for your environment! 

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    Ava Warfel 10/14/2018 3:01 PM
    I can't believe that the challenge is almost over! It's crazy!!!

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    Ava Warfel 10/14/2018 3:00 PM
    Did Buckwild training today which was super fun! Its so cool to learn more about the outdoors :)

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    Ava Warfel 10/13/2018 4:55 PM
    Spent time without my phone while camping and it was so nice to step away from the modernities of society. 

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    Ava Warfel 10/13/2018 4:54 PM
    Did a lot of journaling in the woods wile camping, it was great!

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    Ava Warfel 10/13/2018 4:54 PM
    Camping was amazing! I went for an early morning hike with a friend at 4:30 in the morning and then made an awesome fire and had some snacks. I love moments that make me feel alive. Its those moments that point out the difference between living and existing. <3

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    Ava Warfel 10/12/2018 10:19 AM
    I am going camping this weekend and can't wait to get outside to appreciate everything that we have around us:)
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Ava Warfel 10/12/2018 10:17 AM
    I really have a big big sweet tooth, so this was a real eye opener. I will limit my sugar consumption, but I don't think that its mentally healthy to swear off of sugar all together. 

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    Ava Warfel 10/11/2018 12:00 PM
    thanks to abbie, I learned today that one of the companies that we use most at work is actually very committed to sustainability! so cool how we can learn so much from each other ! <3 

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    Ava Warfel 10/10/2018 2:20 PM
    I've been thinking a lot about how unsustainable medical care is. The issue is that I can't see a clear solution because single use items are for sanitary reasons. I wonder if there are any people/companies looking into this :)

    • Abbie Winter's avatar
      Abbie Winter 10/11/2018 8:47 AM
      Take a look at this company that reprocesses and remanufactures single-use medical devices!
      http://sustainability.stryker.com

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      Abbie Winter 10/11/2018 7:14 AM
      I always think the same thing about the research field is! So many one-time use tools, the amount of plastic I throw away while trying to avoid contamination is ridiculous, there is such a need to address this issue!!