October 14 - October 28, 2016

Gwen Harris

Oregon Zoo Community

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 616 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Gwen's Actions

Community

Raise Money for a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another nonprofit.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 40 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 13 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 14.02 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 10
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 10
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 8
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 10
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 13 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 6.35 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Gwen Harris 10/24/2016 9:20 AM
    Don't forget to check in everyday--you get points just for logging in! And check out those one-time actions too, they can really rack up the points for the team. We're still behind the two teams that have challenged us, but I know we can pull ahead with all of our amazing volunteers and staff!!