April 1 - April 30, 2019

Magdalene York

FIT Academy Charter School

"DO WHAT I CAN, WHEN I CAN, HOWEVER I CAN, WITH A POSITIVE MINDSET."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 310 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    112
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    64
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 5 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY 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.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 6 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY 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 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • 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?

    Magdalene York 4/23/2019 7:19 PM
    I could ask for a paper bag, or just carry things out in a cart. I usually would just accept a plastic bag, though. If I found myself in this spot I could simply remember to bring along a reusable bag with me. 

    BTW, my mom does all the shopping, since I am public schooled now.

  • Magdalene York 4/23/2019 7:15 PM
    My challenge is alright. 

  • Magdalene York 4/15/2019 4:01 PM
    My Challenge is going fine

  • Magdalene York 4/10/2019 6:29 PM
    My challenge is doing pretty well, with the exception that I can't log into the computer each day, but I am still getting an experience out of it.
  • 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?

    Magdalene York 4/10/2019 6:25 PM
    I could use the sun to dry my clothes, grow my food, and use it's light instead of turning substitutionary lights on. 

  • Magdalene York 4/08/2019 6:22 PM
    It is alot of fun to see how much we can do when there is a goal set in front of us! That, and when we get a treat after all the efforts...... : ) ( :

  • Magdalene York 4/06/2019 5:55 PM
    My challenge is going well. 
  • 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?

    Magdalene York 4/06/2019 5:53 PM
    It makes me feel like I usually do about things like this = I feel normal.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Magdalene York 4/06/2019 5:49 PM
    By simply not letting my parents buy them.     LOL
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Magdalene York 4/06/2019 5:49 PM
    I will send all my unused stuff to the local thrift store.