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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Alexis Dukes

Spartans for Sustainability 2021

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Alexis's Actions

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 120 minute(s) each day.

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Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 5 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

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Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

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Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

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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.

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Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

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Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 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.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

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Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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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.

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Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

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Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

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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.

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  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/19/2021 11:25 AM
    Eating more fruits and vegetables is good for myself because it is going to give me energy and make me more healthy. I will do my best to encourage others to do the same and it is a positive outcome for the planet because there will be less animals being consumed 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/19/2021 11:21 AM
    I can begin to ask those around me to work out with me. Take a walk around the neighborhood with family. Or take my daughter to the park to ride bikes together. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/19/2021 11:20 AM
    Thinking about all of the wonderful things to be grateful for will help to focus less on the bad things that may be happening. Keeping focus on the good instead of the bad is a motivator to keep up the good 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/19/2021 11:15 AM
    I can begin to repurpose the old clothes that I don't wear. Such as making a old jacket into a vest or an old sweater into a new top
  • 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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    Alexis Dukes 4/19/2021 11:14 AM
    I have decided to always have a reusable bags stored in my car. That way, I will not be in the situation to have to use a disposable bag. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/13/2021 6:05 PM
    Using tap water has always been something that I don't want to switch to. I have considered maybe I can get a water filter for the sink which would make me more comfortable drinking from it. This would make it easier to change into a habit 
  • 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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    Alexis Dukes 4/13/2021 6:04 PM
    Convenience is the main reason why it is hard to make the switch. Making a better effort to switch will be good in the long run and I will try to get all the coffee drinkers in my house to do the same 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/13/2021 6:02 PM
    I have evaluated my use of products and decided I can use reusable straws. Save glass bottles and reuse them. Skip using paper plates and use ceramic instead. I am making a conscious effort to reduce my waste 
  • 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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    Alexis Dukes 4/13/2021 6:01 PM
    I suggest in my meetings at work to have documents sent in via email instead of paper copies. I also encourage my coworkers to do the same 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Alexis Dukes 4/02/2021 4:25 AM
    It makes me feel good that I have switched to paperless billing for all my bills. The next step I plan to take is to use less paper products when buying foods

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      Kenneth Slaysman 4/02/2021 8:22 AM
       Alexis, that's great. You'll also like how much easier paperless billing is, just be careful about personal information. You can get reusable vegetable bags.