April 1 - April 30, 2019

Jessica Blyth

Abington Middle School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 101 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    4
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    20
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 4 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 8.04 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

    Jessica Blyth 4/02/2019 8:33 AM
    I live within 2 miles of the school and me and my neighbor walk home but we carpooled to school this morning so, in a way this does apply to me. Instead of driving to school in the mornings we can try walking if its not cold or raining.