October 14 - October 28, 2016

John Murphy

Keen--East Coast

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 495 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    0
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    organic meals
    consumed

Challenges

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time 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

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 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 0 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, e.g., solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 2 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

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Set up Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2 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

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • John Murphy 10/28/2016 1:41 PM
    This week we are replacing  our old, drafty, Vermont fireplace  with a 4 stage, ultra efficient (.58 grams per hour emissions) insert.  While this is a substantial investment, we are projected to save approximately 1,200 gallons of home heating oil per year. 

    I received roughly the same amount of points as walking to work for three days...
    fireplace insert.JPG 1.93 MB