October 14 - October 28, 2016

DIEP TON

NSC Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 975 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    12
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • up to
    39
    people
    helped
  • up to
    13
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    13
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,440
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    24
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    144
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    84
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    480
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    39
    organic meals
    consumed

Challenges

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Join an Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community.

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

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
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.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 13
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 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.)

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Audit Toxic Products In My Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time 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

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 12 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

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 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Cook New Recipes

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Advocate for more Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Spend Time Outside

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Set up Recycling

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time 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 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of leave no trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Food Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 13
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


  • DIEP TON 10/21/2016 2:33 PM
    Today weather is kinda nice, park your car at transit center, take a bus and let's enjoy a bus ride around the city admiring Fall colors guys!

  • DIEP TON 10/19/2016 10:28 PM
    Its fall now so I guess saving water is easier than ever as we dont shower in Fall at all. I kid =))). I did shower daily, but I realise I cut short the time as its kinda cold, so thanks to the weather for helping me saving water. 

  • DIEP TON 10/19/2016 10:22 PM
    Guys! The locally Organic Honey Crisp Apple is on Sale at Fred Meyers at $.99. What are you waiting for? Eat locally and save some bucks, I dont know what is cooler than that=))

  • DIEP TON 10/19/2016 10:19 PM
    I was really shocked at how bottled waters are super cheap here. I wonder how they make profits, then again I realise water is probably free, so probably we are really paying for cost of the plastic bottles, the labour of bottling it, and the transportation (Yikes!). And since we are talking about free water. Do any of you guys know that we have an exposed aquifer on 164th St SW, Lynnwood, where you guys can get water for free? And trust me, it is one of the best tasting water in the world (I didnt really read about this, but my cousin once told me that it is really one of the best in the world). However giving my credibility on this, I totally agree with that claim. Im coming from the Far East, Ive been drinking water from all sources, and almost all of the bottled water available on the market, was just doing for fun of it. To me the water from this aquifer tastes as good or even better than Fiji. If you havent tried yet, go get yourselves a bottle of Fiji (Just one time) and a recycling bottle of that water and test it out. Trust me you wont be disappointed. And the next thing you know, maybe Ill see you queuing up there. Ill be more than delightful, the more the merrier.
    Exposed aquifer at 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA. Source: Google Image
     

  • DIEP TON 10/19/2016 9:54 PM
    I have always been aware of how much water is wasted when turning on while brushing teeth. It is such a waste, and I get so upset and sometimes annoyed when I see people do that. People here are my brothers occasionally, so I always nag at them if they do so. Water is so precious and essential for our life. We don't seem to have much problem with shortage of water for now, but that doesnt mean that we wont be in the future. Just take California for example, it is not far from us and they have been in water crisis for a while. And since we  still have it, dont waste it. Peace!