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Nathnael Chanyalew

Wheaton NHS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 106 Total

Participant Impact

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    spent outdoors

Nathnael's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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


Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 60 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.


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.


Education & Livelihood

Thank Educators

SDG #4 Education

I will write to a school, community learning center, or education leader I admire to express my thanks for their sustainability work and find out how I can get involved.


Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 60 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).



  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    Nathnael Chanyalew 4/10/2022 10:27 AM
    Spending more time outdoors can enhance your sense of place as you are more aware of your surroundings. As one walks around their neighborhood, they notice all the details, big or small, that make it up. Thus making them feel familiar with the area around them leading them to feel their sense of pace. A new place that was exciting to visit was the Silver Creek Trail. It covered a lot of distance and had a lot of beautiful scenery.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

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    Nathnael Chanyalew 4/09/2022 6:13 PM
    You can create new sustainability-related habits the same way you create other habits. Which is just by doing them over and over again. This is because habits, by their definition, are routines of behaviors. So if someone wanted to create a new sustainability-related habit, such as making zero-waste meals, that person would need to do it every day consistently.

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    Nathnael Chanyalew 4/09/2022 6:05 PM
    An environmentally friendly habit I recently cultivated is turning off the electricity when I'm not using it. Whenever I leave my room or see other rooms around my house that don't need electricity, I make sure to turn off the lights. This way over time, the amount of electricity my home uses will decrease.