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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Edward Chan

AMD Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 710 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    4.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0.4
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    215
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Edward's Actions

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 10 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy in Bulk

I will only purchase bulk food items and avoid all single-package items.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 5-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Edward Chan's avatar
    Edward Chan 10/19/2016 8:07 PM
    Bought groceries from Costco again. Save myself money and the environment (less packaging as per the eco challenge). :)

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    Edward Chan 10/17/2016 2:37 PM
    Few raindrops, but the temperature is still nice to go for a short walk.