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Emily Dobson

Washington College

Points Total

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  • 637 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    340
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    34
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Emily's Actions

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 20 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

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One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

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One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

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One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

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Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Emily Dobson 4/26/2020 8:53 AM
    There are less sources of energy that go into producing fruits and vegetables than meat.  Especially when eating locally-sourced produce.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Emily Dobson 4/26/2020 8:52 AM
    Plots that are raised several feet off the ground and have some fencing around would be best as the animals around me are very inventive in getting into my plants.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Emily Dobson 4/26/2020 8:51 AM
    There is a nuclear plant that generates our energy.  This is a "better" form of energy but obviously comes with some fear and misunderstanding as far as human health because of a few disasters.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Emily Dobson 4/26/2020 8:50 AM
    One major factor in my area is the steel mill in the city where most people work.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Emily Dobson 4/24/2020 7:03 AM
    Pollinators are the reason we have almost all of our food, which I think is pretty important. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Emily Dobson 4/24/2020 7:02 AM
    Having several pieces of clothing that are versatile and are from thrift stores. Or, you can share clothes with friends!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

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    Emily Dobson 4/24/2020 7:01 AM
    One of my chief motivations is that it doesn't require transportation (hello emissions), and it is also healthier, and (the way I'm doing it) FREE food!
  • 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?

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    Emily Dobson 4/10/2020 8:40 AM
    I've been going for walks outside with my family (we've all been in the same house isolated, so it's okay we're near each other) which gives family time and nature time
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Emily Dobson 4/10/2020 8:38 AM
    I definitely was, and still kind of am.  However, I am working on it - a little at a time.  I am still "reducing"
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Emily Dobson 4/10/2020 8:38 AM
    It can help keep you motivated because it reminds you of the good in the world that you are fighting for