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Suzan Ton

TSS-SSA Geo Activists

"You were born to be real, not to be perfect. Every effort matters."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 503 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    440
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    466
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    16
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Suzan's Actions

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Suzan Ton's avatar
    Suzan Ton 5/03/2021 8:13 AM
    Last day of the challenge! Everyone's done so well, we're all winners! :D!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Suzan Ton 4/30/2021 4:41 PM
    I'm pretty sure lobbying has a lot to do with us eating a lot of chicken and beef, especially the type of beef we're consuming. Travelling to other parts of the world, I've noticed that the meat there tastes so much better, especially if it's not locked to a few power players of the meat market. Even the vegetables are more naturally grown and taste sweeter. I'm sure the fast food market also does its part in driving the demand for meat. 

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    Suzan Ton 4/30/2021 4:38 PM
    Day 19 of 22...will these four things become a habit once this challenge ends? Or will the call of meat be too strong to resist??? Hmmm, Korean Bulgogi...

    • Victoria Tran's avatar
      Victoria Tran 5/01/2021 5:50 PM
      Have you tried Vitality Bowls? I got hooked on acai bowls when I was in Hawaii. Super food that is refreshing and tasty. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Suzan Ton 4/21/2021 8:40 AM
    I'm not sure if it's an easy thing, but I am looking into buying a hydrogen cell car. Hyundai Nexo, I'm eyeing you...

    For easier things, use less plastic, buy more pre-owned items, donate instead of discard, work in the dark more :D

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      Suzan Ton 5/03/2021 8:15 AM
      But they might come with photocards!! If the car came with Suga, Tae, or Kookie, I think it would become a bloodbath among the fans lol

    • Victoria Tran's avatar
      Victoria Tran 4/27/2021 10:26 PM
      Hyundai, eh? Those don't come with Suga, Tae or Kookie. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Suzan Ton 4/21/2021 8:37 AM
    I'm tempted to act like a caveperson and just unplug everything. I already have plugs in power strips that I turn off, but sometimes the pain of having your TV and PlayStation having to reboot every time may have discouraged me from flipping the switch. I should definitely use the sleep timer on the TV and Spotify. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Suzan Ton 4/21/2021 8:34 AM
    I think it's a bit hard to make public transportation a part of your life if the infrastructure isn't there, or it's too difficult to navigate. I think the public transportation in New York, South Korea, and especially Japan are the best. It was a breeze, took me everywhere, and wasn't complicated to figure out. If it was that easy to take it, I think everyone would readily use it. 

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    Suzan Ton 4/19/2021 5:14 PM
    I wanted to select more, but I guess starting small and going big with the team is the way to go~.