PLNU Sustainable Superstars SP 2020 Feed

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    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?

    Ana Gates 4/03/2020 12:10 PM
    Was starting to get a little stir crazy with quarantine. A walk really helped clear my head and I feel a ton better and more productive!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Ana Gates 4/03/2020 12:09 PM
    Walked to a nearly park with the dogs! Didn't realize how many parks were in walking distance from my house.

  • Ana Gates 4/03/2020 12:08 PM
    My family grows tomatoes and they're finally ripe! We ate a bunch of them today! Felt good to be eating home grown foods!

    • Professor Morrell 4/04/2020 9:39 PM
      Fantastic! Enjoy! Get a basil plant and make some mozz and you can have homemade caprese! :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    It is often said that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” What is your response to that statement?

    Evi Alvarez 3/30/2020 4:43 PM
    I strongly believe we can feed the entire world with healthy and nutritious organic food...that's how it was done for centuries prior to our time. With the proper growing techniques and support from governments, we could grow enough organic food to feed everyone. It might take a little time to coordinate things in motion, but I have full faith in clean foods!

  • Evi Alvarez 3/25/2020 2:45 PM
    Getting outside more and practicing mindfulness has been easier now that I am home and have more time to walk my dogs and spend time journaling. 

  • Evi Alvarez 3/25/2020 2:21 PM
    Now that we are home and online, I have actually found it more difficult to complete my tasks and practice sustainability. With covid 19, I feel like my plastic use has greatly increased and it's hard to not waste my time on social media. I am pushing myself in new ways to practice sustainability this week. 

  • Professor Morrell 3/24/2020 10:48 AM
    This quarantine has been great for allowing me to really lean in to my challenges. Getting in outside time has been part of helping me create balance in the midst of the schedule change. Im also enjoying not contributing to emissions by skipping my daily commute! Stay safe and healthy!
  • 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 take more time than we realize or intend to give. After doing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Evi Alvarez 3/06/2020 11:34 AM
    I've noticed that limiting my social media has allowed me to be more productive with my time. I have also found myself out in nature more often because of the extra time I have now...more beach days and frisbee games with friends. I feel happier and more relaxed. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Evi Alvarez 3/06/2020 11:29 AM
    Recently I've been practicing eating my meals without distractions like Hulu or Instagram. It's been a nice break from scene time and I've also felt more refreshed eating my meals with friends and just enjoying our views here on campus while we eat. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety.

    Ana Gates 3/05/2020 11:38 AM
    I spend most of my time on campus, but when I do need to get off campus, I've found it easy to see if my roommates or friends need to run similar errands or if other people are headed to the same place. Carpooling saves money, the environment, and is more fun, the trick is to make it convenient and to plan ahead!