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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Lisa Cherry

City and County of Denver

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,536 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    150
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    77
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    people
    helped
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    6
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lisa's Actions

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

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 Action

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

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

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

COMPLETED 15
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 6 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work from Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

Food

Animal-free diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 4.04 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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 Action

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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

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    Lisa Cherry 10/28/2016 7:26 AM
    It has made me more conscious of how my actions effect the environment and my health.

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    Lisa Cherry 10/28/2016 7:18 AM
    Can't believe it's the last day that challenge went so fast!

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    Lisa Cherry 10/26/2016 8:05 AM
    Overall, I am having a good time with the challenge. I wish it was longer!

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    Lisa Cherry 10/26/2016 7:50 AM
    I think the most difficult challenge to follow is adopting a "Needs vs. Wants" lifestyle.

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    Lisa Cherry 10/24/2016 7:34 AM
    Last week of the challenge... let's make it count!

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    Lisa Cherry 10/18/2016 2:33 PM
    Excited to start this challenge! Hoping that it helps me develop better habits. :)