Dan Small

Washington College

"Be the best environmental steward I can be."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 802 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    132
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    147
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    870
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Dan's Actions

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, work on starting one, or find a local community garden to get involved with.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 20 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 3 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 5 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 6 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Dan Small 4/26/2020 4:53 PM
    Weeding is not that fun, but it will pay off later in the summer. 

  • Dan Small 4/26/2020 9:15 AM
    Not the best day in terms of the weather, but still nice to get outside
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

    Dan Small 4/25/2020 4:42 AM
    I like to celebrate the different seasons through the wonder of avian migration. 

  • Dan Small 4/25/2020 4:40 AM
    Looking forward to birding later

  • Dan Small 4/25/2020 4:39 AM
    Not much of a sunrise this morning. 

  • Dan Small 4/22/2020 12:16 PM
    Did way more than 5 mins of exercise today! Put up 50 posts for the edible forest at Conquest. 

  • Dan Small 4/21/2020 6:25 PM
    Spring dawn chorus is picking up. 

  • Dan Small 4/19/2020 6:06 PM
    Great 3hr birding walk around the farm today. 

  • Dan Small 4/16/2020 5:49 PM
    Working in the garden after being indoors stuck on the computer all day feels so good. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Dan Small 4/16/2020 5:47 PM
    Hiking through the massive Redwood trees north of San Francisco. An awe inspiring adventure.