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Sara Casten

PCC Environmental Sociology and Social Change

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 521 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    30
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    255
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    26
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    29
    minutes
    spent learning

Sara's Actions

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

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 4 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 10 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 10
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

    Sara Casten's avatar
    Sara Casten 4/09/2022 5:52 PM
    Today I made a meal of just lettuce and rinsed fruits. I didn't have to throw away anything.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

    Sara Casten's avatar
    Sara Casten 4/09/2022 5:50 PM
    Active listening is about taking the time to hear what the other person has to say, not waiting your turn to say what you thought of without allowing yourself to let that thought go and really hear the other person. It does not mean that you have to agree with what they have to say, just allow them to talk through their thoughts and listen to what they are trying to tell you.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

    Sara Casten's avatar
    Sara Casten 4/09/2022 5:47 PM
    Always keep the other person's feelings in mind. Although you may be telling them the truth, they may choose not to listen to you if you are communicating it to them in a way that isn't positive or constructive. Also, make sure to watch their body language and gauge what you are saying based off of how they are responding. If they are becoming upset, give them a compliment and remind them how much you appreciate them. If they are thinking mindfully, let them know that you understand where they are coming from and offer potential solutions you both can discuss. And, above all, make sure that you listen to what they have to say (both verbally and nonverbally). If who you are talking with doesn't think you are a good listener, they won't think you are credible and will disregard what you have said after you leave.