April 1 - April 30, 2019

Piyush Jain

Green Gang

"Our aim is to adopt as many as ecological methods to reduce carbon footprint and do more and more recycling to save energy and resources. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,475 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    24
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    44
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,584
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    120
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    12
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    12
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    132
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,354
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    413
    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 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 11
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 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 11
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 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 3 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

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

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.

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

Completed
One-Time 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 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 11.42 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 10 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 120.58 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 20 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Consider Switching To An Electric Vehicle

I will test drive an electric vehicle at the Forth showcase in downtown Portland.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time 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

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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