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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Karl Gieben

PCC Sylvania ESR 171!

"I'm here to learn science of all reality and add to my skillset as a sci fi - fantasy multimedia board game designer, story writer, musician, cinematic editor, and science activism journalist."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 460 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    2
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    84
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Karl's 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

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

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

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Uncompleted
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

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Karl Gieben 10/28/2016 10:11 PM
    Congratulations everyone for finishing EcoChallenge! :D

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    Karl Gieben 10/26/2016 9:25 PM
    I missed a day yesterday, having planned to check in at the end of the day after doing my challenges. Darn it!
    I almost had it!

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    Karl Gieben 10/24/2016 11:46 AM
    Woohoo! I just discovered so many more things in EcoChallenge that I already do and that I added to my list of Challenges! There are going to be a lot more points for our team the more challenges we sign up for! Go team! :D

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      April Ann Fong 10/25/2016 5:19 PM
      Remember though that it's supposed to be a challenge for you, so focus on the things you want to strive to do!

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    Karl Gieben 10/23/2016 10:28 PM
    Well, this has been quite a challenge so far. I'm on my way to being on track. :-)         This is my abyssinian cat, Turbo!

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    Karl Gieben 10/20/2016 11:16 AM
    I'm excited to be part of EcoChallenge, and I look forward to taking walks and exercising more regularly. There's one commitment that's relatively easy for me to make, and that's choosing not to buy plastic products, because I seldom purchase things like that. I need to work harder to meet my daily challenge of walking 30 mins and exercising on my stationary bicycle. This is going to be great! :-D