October 14 - October 28, 2016

Alanna Thomas

Ruby is the New Green

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  • 31 Total

Challenges

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.

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Nature

Explore my Area

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

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One-Time 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.

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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.

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One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

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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.

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Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

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Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

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Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

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Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

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Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

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Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities with my kid(s) for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

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Waste

Go Paperless

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

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One-Time Challenge

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

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Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

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Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

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Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

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Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

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Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

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Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

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Nature

Eat Meals Outside

I will eat 1 meal(s) outside each day.

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Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

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Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

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

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One-Time Challenge

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

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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.

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Energy

Turn it off

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

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Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

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Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

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  • Alanna Thomas 9/19/2016 7:41 AM
    I am excited to start the challenge on October 14th and to practice going green before then!