Giuseppe Collia

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

"Climate change needs behavior change! Let's join together to make this possible!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 843 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    120
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Giuseppe's Actions

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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 actions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

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 some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/21/2020 10:05 PM
    I don't own a private vehicle and thankfully my uses are generally all accessible by foot, bike, or public transport.  Sometimes I get in a friend's car, but it is very infrequent. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent on your campus? In your hometown? Where you live currently?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/21/2020 10:05 PM
    In the Northside of Carlisle, there are less street trees than in other neighborhoods.  I don't know if the residents want them, but they may decrease cooling costs and increase property values, so I would be interested in seeing what they feel about this.

  • Giuseppe Collia 4/20/2020 6:28 PM
    Unstructured time has made it difficult to be focused on doing my work, but I also value the reduced pressure to always fill my time.  The pandemic has to some extent freed me from some pressures of capitalism.

    • Mariana Past 4/21/2020 7:59 AM
      I hear you!  And I remember related conversations from SPAN 410, back in the fall.  Seems that at this point certain cruceros are NOT going forward, and with so many stores closed, we're having to all be much more creative/innovative with what we have.  Like, after realizing that there's no elastic left to be purchased on the planet, realizing one can substitute a kiddo's outgrown headbands for the ear loops on fabric face masks.  OK, TMI.  Just having fun on the last day here!  And procrastinating on planning for some final sessions on Zoom.  ; )  Giuseppe, do share some of the ways you've skirted capitalist pressures!
  • Reflection Question
    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? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/20/2020 6:26 PM
    Knowing where your food comes from gives you a specific appreciation for the producer and the product.  Wasting food would feel like an insult to the producer and not paying them well would feel like you're telling them they aren't worth it.  Farmer's markets help us get to know our local farmers.  Maybe a platform for virtual farmer's markets could help us to connect to producers far away and convince ourselves to value them more.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/20/2020 6:23 PM
    I like to ride my bike really slowly so that I can look up more.  I love to look at trees, leaves, the wind blowing through them, and the life in them.  
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/20/2020 6:22 PM
    Using public transport is a great way to advocate for it!  Using it is increasing demand and it shows that it is important.  Also since public transport is so stigmatized, it is important to show people that anyone can use public transport, as long as efforts are made for it to be accessible of course.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/20/2020 6:19 PM
    Practicing gratitude can help remind you of the benefits of not being alone in the world and it can give you reason to work for a better world - if you appreciate someone, you probably want a better world for them.

    Today I am especially thankful for the good weather, my friends Maic and Gabriel, and for my health.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    Giuseppe Collia 4/17/2020 10:42 AM
    Spending time outdoors can help clear your head.  I'm spending a lot of time inside these days so it is helpful to get outside so that I can focus when I am inside.

  • Giuseppe Collia 4/14/2020 10:34 PM
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Giuseppe Collia 4/12/2020 12:36 PM
    Happy Easter everyone!  During Lent, I go vegan as a challenge to myself.  Religion holds me to my commitments better than a New Year's resolution, so I think it is a useful time.  What keeps you committed?