April 1 - April 30, 2019

Rebeca Höltken

EcoBusters

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 682 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    50
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    48
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    40
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    480
    gallons of water
    have been saved

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 23
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time 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 25
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 24
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 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Rebeca Höltken 5/10/2019 11:40 AM
    It has been amazing to learn from it, a lot. Thank you!

  • Rebeca Höltken 4/30/2019 3:29 AM
    I complete leave out plastic straws from now on...
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Rebeca Höltken 4/30/2019 3:28 AM
    I avoid single use cups because they are harming the environment so bad.

  • Rebeca Höltken 4/30/2019 3:27 AM
    It has been a wonderful experience to join the eco Challenge and for sure I will participate also next time! Super team EcoBusters!!

  • Rebeca Höltken 4/25/2019 10:48 AM
    Go, go, go Team EcoBusters! And everybody, let us save energy and emissions and reduce waste. 
  • 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?

    Rebeca Höltken 4/25/2019 10:47 AM
    Five minute showers are enough at the camping taking a shower with the coin for 5 minutes you do not have more time either.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Rebeca Höltken 4/25/2019 10:44 AM
    We have to rethink the way we used to live and work. There are so many options to reduce carbon emission.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Rebeca Höltken 4/25/2019 10:43 AM
    Vegetable bags could be substituted by permanent used bags and straws, you really do not need them except for a cocktail. And coffee cups could be used for more than one time.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work from Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. Are you in an industry that would allow you to work from home? What are some obstacles you might find yourself facing while working from home?

    Rebeca Höltken 4/25/2019 10:42 AM
    Ok, working from home is good but also staying in the office is very important to connect face to face.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Rebeca Höltken 4/25/2019 10:41 AM
    We have to rethink nutrition