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Sarah Serraji

VANIER Sustainability-in-Action

"I will try my best to make the world I know a better place"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,207 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    donations
    made
  • up to
    989
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    21
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    44
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sarah's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

Small Hydropower, Micro Wind Turbines, Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Make School More Affordable

Health and Education

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Donate

Improved Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 3 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Advising my friend not to litter

I had to call out my friend on leaving her trash on the streets. I recommended she pick it up and dispose of it in the appropriated bins.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Sarah Serraji 11/25/2020 4:22 PM
    For my final post I want to congratulate everyone for making it this far. I personally began to frequently sign in only until mid October. Nonetheless, our progress has been remarkable, we went from Team #15 to #6! That is still something to be remembered. I think this activity is a great way to measure our collective effort by keeping track of our personal achievements. It was a pleasure to watch us all move forward together to meet our goals.

    Keep at it!
    Sarah

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    Sarah Serraji 11/24/2020 7:45 PM
    Might have spoken too soon haha! At least our team has made considerable effort - look at us #6 on the ecochallenge

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    Sarah Serraji 11/24/2020 10:08 AM
    Look who's at the top hihi xs

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    Sarah Serraji 11/24/2020 10:06 AM
    In honor of this last week's theme: Consumer culture & economic lifestyle alternatives, I want to remind everyone to buy responsibly in this period of Black Friday. Just because it's on sale doesn't mean you need it!! I personally try to plan my expenses in advance so I know what to expect financially and don't fall in their trap :) Happy shopping!

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    Sarah Serraji 11/22/2020 5:34 PM
    Is fish considered to be meat ? o.O

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    Sarah Serraji 11/22/2020 5:32 PM
    Hey just found out we had a theme for each week that's a nice surpriseĀ 

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    Sarah Serraji 11/20/2020 6:18 AM
    Every action counts even if people don't necessarily validate it

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    Sarah Serraji 11/14/2020 7:45 PM
    I find it hard to keep in mind every that i must log into my ecochallenge to track my progress. Not to be worried i carry its values and purpose with me every day.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Sarah Serraji 11/14/2020 7:44 PM
    By promoting hybride public buses that run on both gas and renewable energy (electricity in this case) I have seen the stl adopting these kinds of vehicules.

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    Sarah Serraji 11/08/2020 8:19 PM
    Are we obliged to rinse plastic containers before putting them in the recycling otherwise they won't keep it?