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April 1 - April 21, 2021

Spartans for Sustainability 2021 Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Conrad Ogden's avatar
    Conrad Ogden 4/22/2021 8:05 AM
    I've been re using this brita bottle that lets me save on straws. My single use is all silverware at meals. These one time use items could be metal instead, but thats a bit of a challenge in a dorm with no dishwasher.

    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    Michelle Fellner's avatar
    Michelle Fellner 4/20/2021 5:12 PM
    It takes a huge area to cultivate meat. Area that could be used to grow more vegetables and create fields to feed bees and will create more opportunities for pollination. Also the amount of gas and waste that animals produce that are just butchered far outweighs any benefit of eating it. 
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Michelle Fellner's avatar
    Michelle Fellner 4/20/2021 5:09 PM
    The food choices I make are I don’t care if the produce looks perfect, then the farmer can sell their produce every if it doesn’t meet the typical grocery store standards. 
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Michelle Fellner's avatar
    Michelle Fellner 4/20/2021 5:08 PM
    Knowing where my food comes from has the advantage of knowing the pesticides, if any, that they use and also what their mission statement is regarding sustainability. 
     Knowing our food producers will allow us to better support the smaller guys and help them increase their profits which in turn will help them pay for better ways to produce the food. 

  • Today I helped my dad begin to build a new standing garden; I'm super excited to see how it turns out!

  • Karisma Boyd's avatar
    Karisma Boyd 4/20/2021 7:43 AM
    I've cut back on sugars but i do treat myself every two weeks. I feel good and have more energy than before!

  • Bri Dincau's avatar
    Bri Dincau 4/20/2021 7:22 AM
    It's going well. I'm getting into some better habits which I like.
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Alexis Dukes's avatar
    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 
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Alexis Dukes's avatar
    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. 
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Alexis Dukes's avatar
    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