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Sonia Myers

Education for Changes

"I believe in educating others, especially the youth, to create sustainable solutions by giving them the tools they need through experience, research and investigation, asking questions, data analysis, and student-centered discovery. I enjoy helping students believe in their potential to make great change locally and globally, and to raise their voices through scientific discovery, making claims, engineering and design, and getting outside the four walls of the classroom. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 325 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sonia's Actions

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Sonia Myers 4/15/2021 8:32 AM
    I need to set an alarm on my phone to remember to complete my daily actions!

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    Sonia Myers 4/12/2021 10:33 AM
    Currently writing an article on local waste management systems in my county. While taking the course in Local Sustainability, and reaching out to Sr. Outreach, Education and Compliance Manager, I felt the urgency to write a local article on the power of the individual. 

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    Sonia Myers 4/10/2021 10:43 AM
    Clearly not doing a stand-up job at recording my feats, but I will say I am working on them and finding new ways to be a support/education for others. I am two weeks in to my Master in Local Sustainability course, and I have signed up for the Master Composter course to begin early June (right after the Local Sustainability course ends). I am LOVING the course, and it has encouraged me to take a larger role in spreading knowledge about local waste management systems. I am currently working on an article about our local waste management system. Also, taking a course in collecting data on plastic pollution. So far so good. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Sonia Myers 4/01/2021 5:31 PM
    Choosing NOT to buy products in packaging that is of a single use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Become A Master Recycler/Composter
    What could you do differently to waste less?

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    Sonia Myers 4/01/2021 5:30 PM
    Making better choices. It is always choices. The choice to buy certain foods that are not in single-use containers; choice to reuse. Ultimately, wasting less means making sacrifices and getting creative. 

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    Sonia Myers 4/01/2021 5:29 PM
    Becoming a Master Recycler/Composter is off to a great start with my first class this week. I look forward to the volunteer hours we will begin. 

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    Sonia Myers 3/30/2021 8:11 AM
    Today I am starting work on my #1 goal of becoming a "Master Recycler/Composter."  I signed up for a local program in my county, that is more than recycling and composting, but overall sustainability and how to connect with others in my community to raise awareness and build programs to make it easier for others to live more sustainable lives in order to help mitigate the climate crisis. While this may be a 21-day challenge, the course is 9 weeks. I also chose a few other actions such as eating less meat, avoiding single-use plastics, riding my bike or walking instead of driving. 

    These are areas where I can do more, and areas where I can connect more easily with others. I have found that most of living a more sustainable life is all about is connecting with others and finding our shared values. We are stronger in those share values than we are in what divides us. 

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    Sonia Myers 3/19/2021 5:54 PM
    One of the best things we can do as an individual is go meatless.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Sonia Myers 3/17/2021 7:59 AM
    When I chose to walk or ride my bike, I am more engaged in my community. I look around and see what is going on. There are more conversations, and I feel more a part of the world I live in. My mental health is stronger, just by getting outside, so coupling that with exercise and doing my part for our environment, is a win-win! 

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    Sonia Myers 3/17/2021 7:49 AM
    Planning on watching a webinar about local recycling on Thursday #recycleeverythingican