October 14 - October 28, 2016

Ashley Gorze

Ruby is the New Green

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 460 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    24
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    1
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    16
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    6
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Challenges

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Collect Rain Water

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Help Others

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 0 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 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Know My Health

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Work from Home

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 10 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Animal-free diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Food Diet

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities with my kid(s) for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 2 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

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