April 1 - April 30, 2019

Jeffrey Lee

Columbia Land Trust

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 808 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    22
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    74
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    57
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    36
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    101
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    411
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

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 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 4.61 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.86 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 1.11 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
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 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time 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 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 21
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 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 21
DAILY 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 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 14
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

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

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/29/2019 9:51 AM
    Reduce/stop buying frozen foods!

  • Jeffrey Lee 4/29/2019 9:35 AM
    One more day to go. Feelin gooood! =D

  • Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 12:03 PM
    How do you sort/reduce/recycle your various numbered  plastics? Crafty options rock too!
  • 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?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:56 AM
    Saving some of the used water for my garden (potted plants in my case).
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:55 AM
    Functional rain gardens and increased bioswale systems, restoring floodplains, return of spawning and resident fish to historical tributaries. Many changes needed including infrastructure/development practices and education towards local sustainable outcomes.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:53 AM
    Locally: road surface runoff, ditching/diverting water for agriculture, removing trees/shrubs that provide shade, polluting and littering. Globally: overfishing the oceans, exporting/importing water and goods, climate change in general...
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:43 AM
    So much of this was junk mail so it was very refreshing but also frustrating how businesses will use my contact information so irresponsibly.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:42 AM
    People don't see where the trash goes and also how it influences nature. When shopping for groceries, opt for bulk or products packaged more sustainably.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety.

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:40 AM
    Time and convenience, as well as my own confidence in riding the bike in the city...
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

    Jeffrey Lee 4/20/2019 11:39 AM
    Very much so unfortunately. I need to get back on the bike, or get a bike to start!