October 14 - October 28, 2016

Caleb Mitchell

Fortis Construction

"With a small one imminent , I want to do what I can for them to be able to enjoy more than what surrounds us today. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 761 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Caleb's Actions

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and/or unsubscribing from catalogs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet per day.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Waste

Start Composting

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

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

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

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

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

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

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Caleb Mitchell 10/28/2016 9:55 AM
    Can say I'm too pleased about it, but I did mulch one tree for the sake of the points... the three bags in my garage still need to get spread around, so it will get done, just not in this time frame. 
    Muscle through it my friends. 

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/27/2016 8:48 AM
    Baby-watch 2016. Had to turn up the water heater this morning, glad I insulated pipes last year (before this eco-challenge, missed out on points for this year)
    Be patient my friends. 

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/26/2016 9:32 AM
    Cursed weather - i've a one-time challenge to do some mulching, but i want to make sure the leaves come down first... i'm trying to do this for the planet and it's eco-blocking me!!!
    Stay calm my friends

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/25/2016 8:20 AM
    Social notice: days are getting shorter, evenings are getting darker, headlights are getting brighter. Bicyclists please, please wear reflective clothing. Pedestrians wearing fashionable dark clothing please wait for traffic to notice you before walking into intersections. 
    Stay safe my friends. 

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/24/2016 7:26 AM
    Another thing to consider this ecochallenge is voter responsibility. Chances are there's a ballot measure with direct environmental consequences. And there's certainly candidates, local and national, who will impact aspects of the world around us. 
    It's centainly not the only factor to consider, and its up to you to consider its importance, but it is a choice with lasting implications. 
    Vote my friends, please vote. 

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/23/2016 9:35 AM
    Had a nice walk in forest park yesterday, in a new section i hadn't yet visited. 
    Never stop exploring my friends. 

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/22/2016 9:12 AM
    It's lovely weather today (so far), think I'll go look for that trail less travelled!
    Never stop exploring my friends. 

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/21/2016 2:27 PM
    The winter peas have started to come up, just as the tree leaves have started to fall. and clog the gutter. and dam up the street storm drain. time to break out the hip waders to clear the grates.
    Watch out for hydroplaning my friends.

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/20/2016 8:55 AM
    Taking a few minutes for a walk, even during a stressful time, can really be a rejuvenating thing to do. 
    Stay forever young my friends.

  • Caleb Mitchell 10/19/2016 8:17 AM
    Took lights on-lights off to a new level this morning, and found i don't really need lights in the house to find my way around. 
    Stay situationally aware my friends

    (PS, that's the kitchen table to the right. Watch out for the cat...)
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