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Samantha Aben

Susquehanna University Students

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 516 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    608
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    608
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent learning

Samantha's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

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

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG #8 Work & Economy

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily rest during work days to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 30 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Samantha Aben 4/25/2022 11:31 AM
    The implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens include sleep deprivation, strain on eyes and mind, and potentially delayed learning in children. As time progresses, children and teens are spending the majority of their time using phones and laptops for their everyday tasks. Using technology may delay their social skills due to not openly displaying emotions, but just typing them. It is very important to get outside and exercise to keep the mind constantly moving. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

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    Samantha Aben 4/15/2022 11:45 AM
    One can create new sustainability-related habits by creating daily to-do lists to ensure the action of recycling or eating clean is factored into daily tasks. Bad habits can be changed by focusing on getting rid of them for 21 days and then after that 21 day period it will most likely come naturally to not do the bad habit. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Samantha Aben 4/14/2022 11:47 AM
    Practicing a work-life balance creates a more sustainable life by consciously focusing on your actions and the impacts. Becoming more mindful to actions is beneficial due to focusing on how long you are running the water or if you are recycling. It may contribute to sustainability more broadly due to the process of multiple people focusing on their life balance and how it may impact the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Samantha Aben 4/08/2022 7:23 AM
    One way I will reduce my carbon footprint is by eating a better diet. By incorporating more local and seasonal foods into my diet it will limit the carbon footprint and is more sustainable. A practice I already have that helps to reduce my footprint is recycling and using reusable shopping bags. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Samantha Aben 4/02/2022 2:17 PM
    One way you can reduce your water use is by installing low-flow showerheads and faucets. The low-flow products enable water to flow at about 2.5 (or less) gallons per minute while regular products may flow 5 gallons of water per minute. A practice I already use that reduces water use is not letting the faucets run when they are not needed (ex: brushing teeth, showering, etc). 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Samantha Aben 4/01/2022 12:57 PM
    Spending time to practice mindfulness enabled me to feel refreshed and refocused. I have had a very busy past few weeks and taking the time to focus on what is around me and to relax gave my brain the break it needed.