October 14 - October 28, 2016

Troy Builta

MHCC Sustainable Saints

"WE WILL WIN THIS THING! This DOG ain't going down without a FIGHT!!! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,641 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    30
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    846
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 7 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Set up Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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

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

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 7 OF 15
DAILY 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

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Nature

Explore my Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time 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

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

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

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

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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

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

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

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Food

Whole Food Diet

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Join an Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save water, money, and time cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day.

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Take Control

Develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Troy Builta 10/28/2016 10:23 AM
    I wanted to do some competitions but I couldn't figure out how to "Challenge you all"! ...I hope this doesn't backfire. but if it gets you fired up and you make some better choices in life, then I've done my job!

  • Troy Builta 10/28/2016 8:00 AM
    words of encouragement...DO IT NOW!!!
    Trademarked by Troy Builta...lol! 

    It's been fun and exciting, and it really got people engaged. 
    I'm ready for next year! Bring It On!


  • Troy Builta 10/28/2016 7:46 AM
    I have completed all 15 days and we are going strong! All the emails are starting to pay off! 
    I hope you all have checked off all your challenges because today is the last day!

  • Troy Builta 10/26/2016 2:01 PM
    I'd sue like to know how I can get up to 5000 points....hmmm

  • Troy Builta 10/26/2016 1:58 PM
    well...that didn't work!

  • Troy Builta 10/26/2016 1:56 PM
    might as well make it 36405

  • Troy Builta 10/26/2016 1:55 PM
    This is so cool!...and very exciting too!  

  • Troy Builta 10/25/2016 8:26 AM
    Keep it up Saints!   



  • Troy Builta 10/24/2016 8:05 AM
    you can do it!

  • Troy Builta 10/24/2016 8:04 AM
    come on team!