October 14 - October 28, 2016

Scott Dunn

Ruby is the New Green

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 396 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    54
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    80
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    56
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    160
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 16 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 10.88 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY 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 14 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 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 14 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

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY 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

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY 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

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 8 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Scott Dunn 10/28/2016 9:15 AM
    “Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something,”
    Sylvia A. Earle

  • Scott Dunn 10/26/2016 9:23 AM
    “People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth's life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth's water is there. It's the blue heart of the planet — we should take care of our heart. It's what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won't get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something.”
    Sylvia A. Earle

  • Scott Dunn 10/24/2016 12:19 PM
    Working from home really helps facilitate all of these goals!

  • Scott Dunn 10/18/2016 10:43 AM
    sanctuary parks
     
    in  still nights forest silence 
     
    tree frogs are croaking

    - David Grace    

  • Scott Dunn 10/17/2016 8:51 AM
    "The “7th generation” principle taught by Native Americans says that in every decision, be it personal, governmental…"
    "A generation is generally considered to be 25 years, so that’s 175 years."
    ~  http://sumo.ly/bXrq

  • Scott Dunn 10/14/2016 10:25 AM
    “Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • Scott Dunn 10/12/2016 8:18 AM
    “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Scott Dunn 10/11/2016 9:48 AM
    "One planet, one experiment."
    - Edward O. Wilson

  • Scott Dunn 10/06/2016 10:29 AM
    "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry."

    - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

  • Scott Dunn 9/23/2016 12:49 PM
    "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth.  We are all crew."

     - Marshall McLuhan, 1964