October 14 - October 28, 2016

Gabe Ablin

UP ECN 325

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,175 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    75
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    20
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    5
    people
    helped
  • up to
    3
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    71
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    288
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    15
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    6
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    62
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    63
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    organic meals
    consumed

Challenges

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Have Meetings Outside

I will schedule 2 minute(s) of work meetings or phone calls outside each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

I will eat 1 meal(s) outside each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade my Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 4
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 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work.

COMPLETED 3
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
One-Time Challenge

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet per day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Food Diet

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 4
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

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

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 15 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 11.01 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

Completed
One-Time 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
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 90 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 2 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share my Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to -1.78 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 4.02 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and/or unsubscribing from catalogs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.02 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 3 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Products In My Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 120 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

I will only use muscle-powered transportation.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Gabe Ablin 10/25/2016 4:15 PM
    Everyone should try to do the one time challenges! I did all of the ones I could this week and got a lot of points for it! 

  • Gabe Ablin 10/25/2016 4:15 PM
    Everyone should try to do the one time challenges! I did all of the ones I could this week and got a lot of points for it! 

  • Gabe Ablin 10/25/2016 4:09 PM
    I didn't realize how this site works so I have just been doing all of these activities without every registering anything. Finally went on today and entered all of the different sustainable activities I've been doing and I got a lot of points for my team! I think everyone should remaking sure they are checking the site frequently. I made that mistake and prevented myself from earning max points.