April 1 - April 30, 2020

Sustainable Wes

Wesleyan University

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 5,164 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    68
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    305
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,830
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    12
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    6
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    395
    minutes
    spent learning

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • April 30 at 7:24 PM
    Participating in the challenge has made me more mindful about my actions and pushed me to do more. I’m glad I had the opportunity to reflect on some of my lifestyle choices over the past month and find ways to reduce my climate impact.
  • April 30 at 7:10 PM
    I chose to learn more about food waste, composting and rice production for this one time challenge. I’m glad I carved out some time for this on the last day!  The food solutions that have been identified by drawdown are grouped into 3 categories that address waste and diets, protecting ecosystems and changing agricultural practices to lower...
  • April 30 at 6:29 PM
    I guess this is it!  I don't think I changed fundamentally, but the challenge did help me focus on my consumption.  In tandem with the coronavirus lockdown, it is helping me to continue the drawdown of my own that I embarked on years ago.  What is hard is to refuse and reduce while embedded within a system dependent on my consumption.  I'll...
  • April 30 at 8:17 AM
    The weather has been rainy and cold, so for the last few days I have not been able to make progress on clearing invasives from the yard. But I have been making masks for friends, thinking about sustainable living in the time of the novel Corona virus, and reading a student's honor thesis on sustainable development and gentrification in two...
  • April 29 at 7:13 PM
    Encouraged by the Team Captain, I wanted to have a mechanism to remind me daily to think about my footprint and how I could reduce it.  I offered it to my students in the spirit of learning what motivates people to participate.  I chose the actions I did because of their appeal: how could I learn from them?  They were "safe":...
  • April 29 at 7:08 PM
    Resist!  Resisting the urge to buy something on a whim.  Resisting the marketing that urges us to shop pointlessly.  Resisting the system that needs us for our consumption.

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