April 1 - April 30, 2019

Mel Andrade

Abington Middle School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 231 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    288
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 0 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Mel Andrade 4/03/2019 11:01 AM
    You can power off you TV when you are using your phone or doing something different

  • Mel Andrade 4/02/2019 6:32 AM
    I think I'm doing good my challenges.