October 14 - October 28, 2016

Brian Trila

MHCC Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,960 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    75
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 1 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 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save water, money, and time cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time 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

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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

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

Health

Take Control

Develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

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

Food

Advocate for more Food Options

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Powering a Bright Future', with family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time 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

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Raise Money for a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another nonprofit.

COMPLETED 2 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

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time 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 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade my Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time 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

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Community

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

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

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 2 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

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (consumer-supported agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

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 2 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 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Animal-free diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Cook New Recipes

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 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

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Brian Trila 10/28/2016 8:16 AM
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