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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Abigail Foxwell

Spartans for Sustainability 2021

"Chemistry Major '21"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 473 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    350
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Abigail's Actions

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future?

    Abigail Foxwell's avatar
    Abigail Foxwell 4/08/2021 8:21 AM
    I will throw it out every time I get something new. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Abigail Foxwell 4/08/2021 8:20 AM
    I watched Cowspiracy and it talked about the animal agriculture industry. It made me sad and made me really think about where meat comes from and how bad it is for the environment. I learned more about meat is a driving force of CO2 levels in the atmosphere and by having no aminal products we can decrease emissions by 28%.

    • Kenneth Slaysman's avatar
      Kenneth Slaysman 4/09/2021 2:15 PM
      Cowspiracy is a good one. The adoption of traditional manufacturing methods in farming and animal ag is awful.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Abigail Foxwell 4/05/2021 2:02 PM
    I will say that doing this has made me feel good and helped my mental health. I have felt better and have been able to alleviate my stress.
  • 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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    Abigail Foxwell 4/03/2021 10:25 AM
    I work out with my family and we get to spend time together. It allows us to see each other and catch with our busy schedules. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Abigail Foxwell 4/03/2021 10:23 AM
    I walk my dog and I get to experience the nice weather. I also get to wave and talk to my neighbors from afar. It is so peaceful and wonderful being outside!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Abigail Foxwell 4/01/2021 10:11 AM
    The electricity near me is generated via Natural gas. This is better than coal but has other issues to the environment. It increases CO2 levels, traps heat, and causes air pollution. The process of fracking can cause the leaching of dangerous chemicals and can lead to sinkholes.