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Matthea Mitchell

Susquehanna University Students

"I participate in the eco-challenge so I can work on making my campus, community, and the world more sustainable :)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,145 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    102
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,589
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    520
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    83
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    41
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1,589
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Matthea's Actions

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

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

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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 3 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 30 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 15 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 30 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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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    Matthea Mitchell 4/25/2022 7:31 PM
    With the nicer weather, I found myself outside more often this week than usual. It was very refreshing to just enjoy the world and be in all of the sunshine and nature :) It definitely improves my mental health being able to spend time outside away from screens :)
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Matthea Mitchell 4/22/2022 10:30 AM
    I hope to conserve water by turning off the faucet more often while I am brushing my teeth, and only using water was necessary (cooking, utilizing the bathroom, etc.), limiting my use for more unnecessary activities.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Matthea Mitchell 4/22/2022 10:29 AM
    I have been a vegetarian for most of my life, and recently, I found Beyond Burgers. They taste, from what I have heard, like real meat-products, and they are super nutritious as well! I also found out that giant grilled mushrooms are the perfect dinner plate :)
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Volunteer
    What was one of your most memorable volunteer experiences, and why? What would you like to volunteer for next, and why?

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    Matthea Mitchell 4/10/2022 12:13 PM
    One of the most memorable volunteer experiences that I had was helping cook food for the Ronald McDonald House. It was really nice to give to families staying at RMH and cook them a meal (and dessert :) ) and put smiles on their faces and food in their stomachs. Being able to help others, especially if they are going through hard times, is something that we should all participate in.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Matthea Mitchell 4/04/2022 2:19 PM
    One way that I help my community become more sustainable is by participating in my campus's clean sweep events. During these events, I walk around different parts of campus and pick up litter and recyclables. It is very rewarding to give back to the campus and community by cleaning it up and ensuring that it stays healthy, pretty, and sustainable.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Matthea Mitchell 4/04/2022 2:15 PM
    Being able to respect each other while helping save the planet goes hand-in-hand. Creating and sustaining a more eco-friendly, healthy planet, comes from creating healthy relationships as well. It's just as important to have society be socially healthy and supportive, as it is to have a healthy and supportive planet!