April 1 - April 30, 2019

Patrick Cummings

Abington Middle School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 490 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    52
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    180
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    404
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY 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 10
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 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time 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 4 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 13
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 12
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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 11.92 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Patrick Cummings 4/05/2019 4:49 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 12:32 PM
    by  not plugging in things you dont need to be plugged in  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 12:27 PM
    unplug things you arent using to save energy
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 7:16 AM
    I plan to  use it toward trash bags which could help clean up the water ( i use them to take the water bottles out and put them in the trash bags and then recycle them)
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 7:14 AM
    I use oil for my house so I already have to use less energy 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 4:50 AM
    The climate will evaporate the aquifer and we wont have water. This is why I use less water

  • Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 4:45 AM
    someone put trash on the beach if you have a reverse card the person will pick it up
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  • Patrick Cummings 4/03/2019 4:39 AM
    the Earth is the only earth we have lets make it the best earth ever

  • Patrick Cummings 4/02/2019 1:43 PM
    man the Earth is one good place to live

  • Patrick Cummings 4/02/2019 10:43 AM
    man the Earth is great we should keep it