April 1 - April 30, 2019

Kaylen Gibbens

Craft Brew Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 146 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 30 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • 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?

    Kaylen Gibbens 4/22/2019 2:13 PM
    The one single use thing I don't already regularly have a substitute for is plastic zip top bags.  Looking into getting the reusable silicone ones for this. 
  • 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?

    Kaylen Gibbens 4/11/2019 8:31 PM
    Getting more of the nutrients you need through while,  healthy food can prevent a host of illnesses and disease. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Kaylen Gibbens 4/11/2019 8:30 PM
    I have a bag that folds up into itself and attaches with a carabiner. I found myself in this situation a couple times,  so found this solution to helping prevent it from happening.  I need to attach this bag to my backpack,  so I always have it with me.