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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Fiona Wu

UMM Green Prairie

"Green Prairie!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,756 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    600
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    497
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    150
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Fiona's Actions

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 20 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Set up Recycling

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Action

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
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 8 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join an Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 40 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 22.59 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 10 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 9.65 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Fiona Wu 10/28/2016 8:23 AM
    One more day!

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    Fiona Wu 10/27/2016 7:11 PM
    Make everyday a Eco-challenge!! Challenge yourself as well as your fellow. 


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    Fiona Wu 10/27/2016 7:11 PM
    Make everyday a Eco-challenge!! Challenge yourself as well as your fellow. 


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    Fiona Wu 10/26/2016 5:47 PM
    Two more days, keep it up!

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    Fiona Wu 10/25/2016 5:26 PM
    Three more days to go!!! We are da best!

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    Fiona Wu 10/24/2016 5:50 PM
    It is more than 6000 points!!! Go us!!!!

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    Fiona Wu 10/23/2016 9:04 PM
    Yeah!!! 5000 points goal reached !! Good Job team!

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    Fiona Wu 10/20/2016 9:43 PM
    GET THOSE POINTS!!!! GO COUGARS!!!!

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    Fiona Wu 10/19/2016 12:30 PM
    Hey guys, welcome back from fall break!!! How are y'all doing!! Remember: Little actions have big impacts!

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    Fiona Wu 10/11/2016 10:28 AM
    It is almost the 14th!! Get yourself excited!!