April 1 - April 30, 2019

Joyce Hughes

Team SOLE

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 766 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    953
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    211
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    15
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    82
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    182
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    15
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    182
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    16
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    30
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Waste

Carry my Trash

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

COMPLETED 15 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 15 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 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 11 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 15 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 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 15 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 15 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 15 OF 30
DAILY 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.

Completed
One-Time 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 15 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 15 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 0 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 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 15 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 0 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 15 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 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 16 OF 30
DAILY 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

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

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 15 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 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 13 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 14 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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