Skip to main content
Sophia Spector's avatar

Sophia Spector

It's So Easy Being Green

"Become more aware of my impact, and make daily changes to improve my planetary citizenship "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 621 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    72
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    34
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    12
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    289
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Sophia's Actions

Education & Livelihood

I will help my friend plant her summer garden

Which includes lots of fruits and vegetable which she shares with her 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

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

I will bring my own utensils and bowl to work instead of using paper/plastic

This will reduce waste!

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Walking to Work

It's better for the environment to walk or ride my bike, as opposed to taking a car or bus.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/27/2022 8:55 AM
    Plants, seeds, baked goods, thrifted treasures, and hand made items are all sustainable ways to give gifts for upcoming birthdays, graduations, etc. 

  • Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/27/2022 8:51 AM
    I don't recommend this unless you have very open communication with your gift givers / recievers, but a fun way some friends and family and I have made greener choices is by only giving consumable or thrifted gifts, and getting creative by using recyclables to make our own wrapping. 

  • Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/27/2022 8:49 AM
    I am learning of some vegan snacks I hadn't considered before this challenge. 

  • Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/18/2022 9:21 AM
    This challenge has helped me be accountable for not using disposable plates/bowls at work. I would probably have been lazy if I didn't know I had to check in and track my progress. 
  • 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?

    Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/18/2022 9:19 AM
    I never realized how easy it is to eat an entire apple -- even the core-- until I went on a camping trip. We practiced leave no trace and ate the entire fruit, carrying out just the stem. The rest we carried in our bodies :) Lol. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

    Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/18/2022 9:18 AM
    I'm excited to visit the botanical gardens now that it's spring and flowers are blooming. 
  • 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?

    Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/04/2022 12:49 PM
    This is one of my favorite vegetarian cook books, from one of my favorite online book selling platforms: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-best-veggie-burgers-on-the-planet-101-globally-inspired-vegan-creations-packed-with-fresh-flavors-and-exciting-new-tastes_joni-marie-newman/408547/#edition=6981091&idiq=9878333 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

    Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/04/2022 12:46 PM
    It feels good to take care of my things, and sewing is a fun activity. I mended a quilt that my friend sewed for me, which came apart at some seams after being washed. Quiltmaking is a great way to use fabric scraps which might otherwise be disgarded-- it's an ancient art rich in history! I also plan to sew a button back onto my winter coat today. 



  • Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/04/2022 12:43 PM
    On bringing my own tupperware and utensils to work-- I am very grateful for the Kindergarten kitchen, which is stocked with dish soap, and has a nice place to leave my things to dry :) If anyone else is looking for a good spot to wash their stuff after lunch, that's a good spot :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

    Sophia Spector's avatar
    Sophia Spector 4/04/2022 12:41 PM
    On noticing my use of single use plastics: When out and about in the city I sometimes get thirsty and don't have a place to refill my waterbottle- that's when I resort to buying a plastic waterbottle. I bet everyone would use re-usable water bottles more if there were more public waterfountains. On the other hand, this may cause water waste, and/or present sanitation concerns. I do think that most fast food places will let you fill your re-usable waterbottle at their soda machine. That's what I'll try next time!