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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Paul Ackerman

Spartans for Sustainability 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 214 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    195
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    30
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    23
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    93
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Paul's Actions

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided below and spend 120 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Sustainable Agriculture Project

Manage a team of students designing a water conveyance and storage system to support the development of sustainable agriculture on a native American reservation

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Paul Ackerman's avatar
    Paul Ackerman 4/19/2021 10:09 AM
    If you do not exceed the balance then the resource should last in perpetuity.