October 14 - October 28, 2016

Katherine Carr

Ruby is the New Green

"The Ruby Green Team strives to be leaders in creating innovative, sustainable solutions in order to integrate people, planet and profit in an increasingly disposable world."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 291 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    280
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

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

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 1 OF 15
DAILY 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

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an issue that matters to me.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Katherine Carr 10/14/2016 7:59 AM
    Good morning! Happy beginning of the Eco-Challenge!!!! I'm starting off with my 3 daily challenges: keep all my non-recyclable waste for 2 weeks, take 5 minute showers (save 20 gallons of water), and eat my meals with no distractions (no phone, computer, TV, work). I have to say the last one is the biggest challenge. Technology addictions are hard to break! 

  • Katherine Carr 9/21/2016 11:39 AM
    Looking forward to the start of the challenge! Already working on eliminating some of the wasteful habits in my life to get ready! @Scott, love all your quotes!