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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Sandy Hughes

AMD Green Team

"SAVE OUR PLANET!! I'm an Ambassador to keeping needless trash out of our landfills if it can be kept and used for compost!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,541 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Sandy's 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

Food

Whole Food Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Start Composting

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

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


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    Sandy Hughes 10/28/2016 3:40 PM
    I just grabbed the last of the brewed coffee grounds from the B100.T Kitchen/Break room.  TGiF everyone!!

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    Sandy Hughes 10/28/2016 9:14 AM
    Have you ever turned off ALL of your lights and lit candles throughout the house instead?  I've been doing this now for well over a month and just received my City of Austin Electric bill ... it was only $85!!!  I'm on the right path to improving my Ecological Footprint :-)

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      Kate Barber 10/28/2016 9:51 AM
      Very cool! Love it when you can see the difference you're making like that. Great motivation to keep the habit. :) 

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      Sandy Hughes 10/28/2016 9:25 AM
      The bill was up in the high $90's.  We keep out thermostat at 78 24/7, so the only time our bill goes up into the $200's is during the heat of the Summer.

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      Kate Barber 10/28/2016 9:17 AM
      Wow! That's awesome! Go you! What was your energy bill like before you started doing that? 

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    Sandy Hughes 10/27/2016 8:22 AM
    I'm so looking forward to using these brewed Coffee Grounds in my yard .... I'll have some very happy plants soon!!

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    Sandy Hughes 10/25/2016 10:58 AM
    I took away the trash can from the B100.T Kitchen/Break room area, BUT, I'm still checking the room 2-3 times per day and collecting the coffee grounds!!

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    Sandy Hughes 10/24/2016 10:56 AM
    I found a nasty note on my Coffee Grounds recycle can  here in B100.T "coffee grounds attract gnats, so the cleaning crew has been instructed to throw away any coffee grounds that are placed in my can."  Someone is mis-informed as brewed coffee grounds DO NOT attract gnats!!  So much for trying to do some good in my workplace and this is the way I'm being supported towards this cause??!!

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    Sandy Hughes 10/21/2016 7:38 AM
    I still have my can in the B100.T Kitchen/Break area.  Amazing that people disregard my sign that NO TRASH is to be placed in the can!!!

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    Sandy Hughes 10/20/2016 1:12 PM
    It's hard to believe that there are those out that that insist in throwing TRASH in my Coffee Grounds recycle can!  I've had to dig out trash several times yesterday and again today.  I'm on a mission :-)


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      Sandy Hughes 10/27/2016 12:41 PM
      Hi June, I actually did this on my own here in B100.T.  I'm going to look into requesting that all Kitchen areas begin to collect the brewed coffee grounds in a separate can.  That way, if any AMD'ers want to use for their Plants & gardens, they can simply take from those cans.

    • June Harris's avatar
      June Harris 10/21/2016 5:31 AM
      Did you set that up?  Way to go!  Is AMD composting it or are you?