April 1 - April 30, 2019

Ryan Cebula

Hyster-Yale Group Portland

"Green is my favorite color"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 951 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    52
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    285
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    52
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    101
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    251
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    38
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    46
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    349
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    52
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,065
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    26
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    595
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 5 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 23 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 25 OF 30
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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 35 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 31.31 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 1.93 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 15 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 8.47 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 5 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 25 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
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 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 26 OF 30
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 24 OF 30
DAILY 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 26 OF 30
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 26 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Ryan Cebula 4/30/2019 7:46 AM
    What a month it has been! I think the sky is even a little bluer now! 

  • Ryan Cebula 4/30/2019 7:45 AM
    #Greenteamforthewin Lets save the planet!!

  • Ryan Cebula 4/23/2019 10:26 AM
    I relived my middle school days this weekend by using a used plastic container and turning it into a plant pot. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Ryan Cebula 4/16/2019 10:41 AM
    To be honest, I'm not 100% sure on this one, I was not affected as much by meeting some local farmers, maybe this wasn't as impactful since half of my family are farmers. 

  • Ryan Cebula 4/16/2019 10:38 AM
    I like turtles, so I'm going strawless to save the turtles. 

  • Ryan Cebula 4/16/2019 10:34 AM
    I bought 3 pounds of asparagus yesterday and I'm 100% there will be no waste because asparagus is awesome!!! 

  • Ryan Cebula 4/16/2019 10:33 AM
    Rudi said if I talk less, then I'd produce less CO2 and would help the Earth, I'm gonna try that!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    Ryan Cebula 4/15/2019 12:02 PM
    Preventative care is the best care. 
  • 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?

    Ryan Cebula 4/15/2019 12:01 PM
    That doesn't surprise me since I shop at costco and sometimes am not able to finish all the food before it goes bad
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Ryan Cebula 4/15/2019 12:01 PM
    I've never really though about doing this and to be honest, I'm not sure how to do this, I will have research it.