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Beatrice Githinji

SOC 228 Spring17

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 885 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    84
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    452
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    63
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    21
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,845
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2,424
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Beatrice's Actions

Transportation

Ride the Bus

I will ride the bus 4 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 21.56 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Food Packaging

I will only purchase bulk food items and avoid all single-package items.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch Microbeads

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Work With Student Housing

I will work with RAs/student housing to reduce water usage by posting signs in laundry rooms/common areas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Class or Extracurricular Meetings Outside

I will host a meeting or class outside.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Protect Clean Water

I will join one of the Waterkeeper Alliance's clean water campaigns to combat pollution and preserve clean water sources.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Study Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Hike

I will take a 60-minute hike in nature.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Become and Equity Leader

I will join a group on campus that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Guest Speaker

I will work to get my school to host a guest speaker on an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Research My Water Supply

I will learn more about my own local watershed and where my water comes from and identify any conservation or water quality issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

I will eat 1 meal(s) outside each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities with my kid(s) for 10 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Residence Hall Board

I will join my residence hall group/board and advocate for change where needed.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Get Involved with Student Government

I will start to be active in my student government.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental advocacy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Take Nature Photos

I will take photos to capture my experiences with the natural world.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Attend or Join an Outdoor Club

I will go to an outdoor club or similar group's meeting or event.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join an Environmental Justice Group

I will join a student group that is committed to environmental justice. If one doesn't exist, I will begin one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Shop at Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op, or join a CSA.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Lobby For Rain Water Catchment

I will propose that my school install rain gardens and/or bioswales instead of directing run-off to sewers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Get Involved In Local/Campus Conservation

I will get involved in a local or campus conservation project, volunteering my time or researching local conservation issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community/on Campus

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

If It's Yellow Let It Mellow

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Beatrice Githinji 5/07/2017 10:50 PM
    I am glad, that this challenge has transformed me into a different person. I have adopted the challenges, and they are now part of me and my family. 

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    Beatrice Githinji 5/05/2017 11:45 AM
    I put fear aside and rode my bike to school today. I hope drivers out there are extra careful, and watching out for pedestrian and cyclists. Yesterday I witness a cyclist who was hit by a motorists at SE Portland. 

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    Beatrice Githinji 5/04/2017 11:08 PM
    I did not enjoy the sun outside as it was too hot,but i enjoyed a meal with my family that i used organic products only.

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    Beatrice Githinji 5/03/2017 8:36 PM
    It was so hot today, but that did not stop me from taking walk. I went to the park and the atmosphere was so cooler

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    Beatrice Githinji 5/01/2017 9:09 PM
    I Planted some veges to day, What a successful day it was!

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    Beatrice Githinji 5/01/2017 9:29 AM
    I am ready to start the week. It will be a busy week because of the midterm exams. I am preparing myself by ensuring that I have enough groceries. I am going to a local market in our neighborhood. They always bring a variety of organic fresh greens and fruits. I am enjoying my class so much as I understand why things happen the way they happen. The ability to apply the knowledge I learn in class to real life is so satisfactory, and life changing. 


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    Beatrice Githinji 4/30/2017 7:54 AM
    I will prepare my garden today because i plan to plant vegetables tomorrow.

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    Beatrice Githinji 4/30/2017 7:54 AM
    I will prepare my garden today because i plan to plant vegetables tomorrow.

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    Beatrice Githinji 4/29/2017 8:25 AM
    I am glued to the TV watching awesome people advocating for our environment. Social justice starts with you and me! Great speeches . https://peoplesclimate.org/live/

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    Beatrice Githinji 4/29/2017 7:38 AM
    I feel healthy and productive. Nothing beats the feeling that you are contributing positively to mother nature. I read am article about Wangari Mathai, a nobel prize winner. Her story was inspiring. She was a true advocate to the environment.