October 14 - October 28, 2016

Michelle Krause

Marylhurst University!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 166 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    96
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 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 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Michelle Krause 10/28/2016 11:23 AM
    I did great with all of my challenges except for one day.  I forgot to power down my computer one night this month. **hangs head in shame**  On the other hand, I accomplished 5 challenges each day this month except for that one challenge on the 26th.  I would definitely call that a step in the right direction!  According to the measurements, I saved 15 pounds of CO2 and 96 gallons of water by making these four changes in my daily habits.  The lovely thing about this challenge is that it really does create good and lasting habits!  Let's do this again next year so I can develop more excellent habits for the future!


  • Michelle Krause 10/17/2016 4:24 PM
    I actually had to turn on the heat today.  I've not had it on at all until this morning.  I couldn't type, fingers too cold and stiff to pull it off, so I had to turn on the heat.  This challenge would be much more difficult in Montana at this time of year!  Oregon has such gentle temperatures.

  • Michelle Krause 10/07/2016 2:59 PM
    Followed my housemate around turning off lights in areas not being used.
    I might end up with a nickname having to do with darkness if I'm not careful!

  • Michelle Krause 10/05/2016 12:11 PM
    The weather is getting colder and my office feels a bit like a cooler these days.  I haven't tried turning on the heat yet, as I'm planning to wait for as long as I can stand it, wearing a few extra layers to extend the time it's off.  I started washing my clothes in cold water consistently last month.  I will continue this trend now that I know the level of impact it has.  I have been turning off all electronics in my office before leaving each day and plan to continue.  I'm pleased to have been asked to join in this challenge!