April 1 - April 30, 2019

Ellie Bartholomew

Abington Middle School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 271 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    24
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    129
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    24
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    28
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 4.75 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 3 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 12.55 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 3 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 6
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

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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 7
DAILY 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 2
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

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