April 1 - April 30, 2019

Katherine Leyva

Roosevelt U-SUST 240

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 11 Total

Challenges

Energy

Turn it off

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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DAILY 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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Katherine Leyva 5/01/2019 6:20 PM
    So far it's been easier than I had thought to reduce my energy usage and I love that! Not only am I being energetically efficient by turning off the light in each room that I leave, and by having replaced my lightbulbs with LED bulbs, but my utility bill is the lowest it has been in months since taking the initiative. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Katherine Leyva 5/01/2019 6:12 PM
    My utility bill states that my average daily use (monthly usage/days. in period) is 6.9kWh, a decrease from last month with was 8.4 kWh. However my total usage for this month was 200kWh, which falls bellow the average of other in my area and state. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Katherine Leyva 5/01/2019 6:06 PM
    Electricity is generated through our local power lines. It makes us humans completely dependable on this process. With the animals however, if power lines continue to expand, the local wildlife continue to be further pushed from their homes.