April 1 - April 30, 2019

Cameryn Koch

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 755 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    484
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    300
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    840
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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 30
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 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Cameryn Koch 4/26/2019 7:18 PM
    These past few weeks as I would get my coffee I gave the bistros my reusable cup. From now on I am going to continue this even when the challenge is over because it takes little work with big pay off.

  • Cameryn Koch 4/25/2019 1:54 PM
    Taking 5 minute showers has been getting easier and easier. Now I enjoy the short time because it conserving so much water compared to my old 15-20 minute showers.

  • Cameryn Koch 4/09/2019 6:07 PM
    Going to the Co-op today was really interesting and something I found interesting was their Beans for Bags program. I think more stores should implant this in their systems to help the environment and others in need. 
  • 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?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 2:07 PM
    I feel goof when I know I am doing good for the environment. Although I am just one person I have learned that every action helps and can make a significant difference. 
  • 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?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 2:06 PM
    When I am in a situation like this my first instinct is to grab a disposable bag but to establish a successful habit I could start carrying a reusable bag with me whenever I go to the store. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 2:04 PM
    To reduce my waste I could purchase less processed food and buy more produce that way I will be eating what I buy rather than throwing away packaging. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 2:02 PM
    I grew up in a torn that was about 25 miles from the city and my school so we were always forced to drive cars since we had listed bus stops. That behavior to always use a car is still with me, but now that I live in La Crosse and there are many more bus stops I will make the effort to drive less and use public transportation or ride my bike to nearby areas.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 1:58 PM
    I plan to pay for my schooling with the money I save from making more energy efficient choices
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 1:46 PM
    In La Crosse energy is generated by power plants, wind, and solar, but we also have a company called Xcel that is a waste-to-energy plant. Power plants and burning waste can emit toxins into the air that effect the environment but wind and solar energy is a healthier option that is low cost 
  • 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?

    Cameryn Koch 4/01/2019 1:38 PM
    I think this is a good statement because if we pay our farmers then they can produce healthy products to us so that we have healthier options to eat. This way if were eating healthier than we might not have to see the doctor as often.