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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Makaila Mullin

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 525 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Makaila's Actions

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Start a Social Media Campaign

#6 Educating Girls

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Launch a Recycling Program

#56 Industrial Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Makaila Mullin 4/24/2019 11:48 AM
    This challenge has been such a rewarding experience. Working on myself and my impact on this earth has brought many changes to my daily choices and also has shown light on positive choices I have already been making! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/23/2019 11:07 AM
    I know that I can use my knowledge to make better financial decisions and have less food waste!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/17/2019 4:22 PM
    I am a big coffee drinker. I also have my fair share of chocolate. I should look for healthier and more ecofriendly  substitutes to try out!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/07/2019 10:26 AM
    I am on a weight loss journey that consists of counting my calories and portions. Through this I’ve been monitoring my food waste and using it to set my portions. This also helps with financial decisions. Now that I am eating smaller portions and monitoring my food waste I can better decide how much food to purchase. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/07/2019 10:23 AM
    I shared the Ted Talk link on my Facebook. I have a lot of college friends on my Facebook who I err in a group that focused on environment and a group that focused on gender equality. Those friends have been responding well! Some of my friends on Facebook don’t want to watch the videos or even discuss topics like these. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    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?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/04/2019 6:43 PM
    Financially, I would like to have an electric/hybrid car because it can be cheaper. People I know that have a hybrid car boast about the small amount of money they have to spend on filling their gas tanks. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Launch a Recycling Program
    How can you take your commitment to sustainable living beyond yourself? How can you, personally, work toward broader change?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/02/2019 7:30 PM
    Today I helped hold a meeting with the school I work at with the company I work for! We discussed recycling and how to get kids to really make the recycling project their own and create a cultural identity of recycling in their school. I think education to the next generations is the best way to approach change.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

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    Makaila Mullin 4/02/2019 7:25 PM
    These issues are human health and social justice issues because traditional cooking methods are ruled by big companies for profit. These companies can sway outcomes of legislature to keep these ways of energy being used instead of cleaner and safer ways of energy that would benefit people’s physical and financial health .