October 14 - October 28, 2016

Vanessa Smith

Skyscraper Squad

"Saving The Earth One Drop and Switch At A Time"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 611 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    150
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    128
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    8
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8
    people
    helped
  • up to
    8
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    150
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Waste

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 15 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

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Just Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY 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

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 2 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 32 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 12.43 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 2 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 10 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY 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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY 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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 7 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Vanessa Smith 10/28/2016 5:03 AM
    Everyone is doing an excellent job!  Please keep up the good work. :-)

  • Vanessa Smith 10/28/2016 5:00 AM
    We continue to keep up the good work even after the challenge is over. We must do all we can to save our planet.

  • Vanessa Smith 10/28/2016 4:59 AM
    We are continuing to save the planet by conserving as much as possible.

  • Vanessa Smith 10/26/2016 1:19 PM
    Going great and really enjoying the challenges.

  • Vanessa Smith 10/25/2016 7:52 AM
    Continue to work on all my challenges.  I have many, but I have been doing most of them all the time in my daily life.  I shall continue to keep up the good work. :-)

  • Vanessa Smith 10/24/2016 6:51 AM
    Going great and rolling right along!

  • Vanessa Smith 10/23/2016 4:00 PM
    Saving water and electricity as much as possible each day.

  • Vanessa Smith 10/21/2016 5:07 AM
    All of my challenges are rolling smoothly.  Those quick showers are really something.  I never knew I could move so fast. LOL :-)

  • Vanessa Smith 10/21/2016 5:04 AM
    We are conserving energy all over our home.  I fuss at my Pookie about standing in the fridge with the door open. Know what you want out of the fridge and get it without hanging in the door. Really!

  • Vanessa Smith 10/21/2016 5:02 AM
    Yesterday was the best for saving energy. The whether was perfect for hanging clothes outside to dry and not using the dryer. Excellent! :-)