April 1 - April 30, 2019

Kolton Epperson

Team SOLE

"Win"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 841 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    12
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    24
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    96
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    127
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    48
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    24
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    12
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    72
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    24
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    216
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    72
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,029
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    93
    minutes
    spent learning

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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 12 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 4 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY 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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 12 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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.85 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.12 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 6 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to -1.3 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time 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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 12 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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 3 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time 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

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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 12 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 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY 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 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 12 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Kolton Epperson 4/04/2019 11:07 AM
    Drive and fly less. use phone and skype meetings