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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Ivy Snyder

Spartans for Sustainability 2021

"I love not man the less but nature more"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 653 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    595
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    86
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    19
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,390
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1,895
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    36
    whole food meals
    consumed

Ivy's Actions

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 21
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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 15
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Ivy Snyder's avatar
    Ivy Snyder 4/13/2021 8:01 PM
    I used to get six hours a night because I stayed up late on my phone. It’s easy to waste a lot of time on social media. I started making sure I get 7 hours a night for this challenge and I’ve been feeling happier and more energized, which motivates me to go to bed sooner. 

    • Kenneth Slaysman's avatar
      Kenneth Slaysman 4/14/2021 11:46 AM
      Way to go. I really try to get 8 hours a night. Doesn't always work. It's especially hard for students around final exam time.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

    Ivy Snyder's avatar
    Ivy Snyder 4/10/2021 5:56 PM
    I love Michael Pollan! It is definitely better to take a proactive approach to health. I think eating lots of nutrients and cooking your own meals at home are some of the easiest ways to feel better, and for me, this farm to table idea really improved my relationship with food and with myself.

    • Kenneth Slaysman's avatar
      Kenneth Slaysman 4/11/2021 10:33 AM
      You would enjoy a book by Dr. Daphne Miller called Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up.