April 1 - April 30, 2019

Joe Casey

ERM Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 455 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    42
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    36
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Joe's Actions

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Joe Casey 4/14/2019 7:33 PM
    I drive a lot less and enjoy taking public transit now that I'm in a place where it is more reliable and runs more frequently. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Joe Casey 4/14/2019 7:32 PM
    Small garden beds, hanging baskets and a few fruiting trees.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Joe Casey 4/14/2019 7:31 PM
    Turn off lights when leaving the room. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Joe Casey 4/12/2019 9:26 PM
    Turn the water off while scrubbing dishes
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Joe Casey 4/12/2019 9:26 PM
    Unfortunately, it would be creamer for coffee
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Joe Casey 4/12/2019 9:25 PM
    I would spend it on vacation s

  • Joe Casey 4/09/2019 8:32 PM
    First day and off to a good start.