April 1 - April 30, 2019

Natalie Van

Abington Middle School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 292 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

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 2
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 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 1
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 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

COMPLETED 2
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 1
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.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Natalie Van 4/23/2019 8:36 AM
    A sustainable water future would look healthy and clean because to get to that water future you need to use water bottles, metal straws and everything Eco-friendly because without that we wouldn't have that safe future today.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Natalie Van 4/23/2019 8:35 AM
    I think that organic farming can feed the world because the food that an organic farmer can supply comes in large amounts so it can feed many people.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Natalie Van 4/03/2019 8:38 AM
    An easy thing i could do, would be to recycle more and make sure that the people around me are reminded of recycling more. To save energy, i will unplug everything in the outlets that doesn't need to be plugged in. By doing these things, my environmental footprint will become smaller.

  • Natalie Van 4/03/2019 7:18 AM
    So, the daily actions are going well, i find myself feeling for environmentally positive about my standings in the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Heat and Cool Naturally
    What are other ways you could use the power of the sun to reduce your own environmental footprint?

    Natalie Van 4/03/2019 7:16 AM
    You could use the sun as solar energy for replacing fracking so the environment will become a better place for everyone around including animals. It will reduce our footprint because we will have less of a negative impact and more of a positive impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Natalie Van 4/03/2019 7:14 AM
    I consider everything that contains wild plants a garden because it is a spot for them to grow and become a fully grown plant. For me, the garden would be an outdoor contains garden for me to check up on daily.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Natalie Van 4/03/2019 7:12 AM
    Electricity is generated in my home from the oil it uses to burn gas. It impacts the environment including everything in it because it disturbs and destroys their home.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    Natalie Van 4/02/2019 7:25 AM
    The climate change will effect our nations water supply because it will melt more icecaps resulting in more water in our lands aquifer. You can find out more about this topic by looking it up on a reliable website on the internet.

  • Natalie Van 4/02/2019 7:21 AM
    My challenge today went great, I decided to use a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic oil based water bottle.

  • Natalie Van 4/02/2019 7:13 AM
    Hey guys! Lets do science!