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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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David Zhu

AMD Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 316 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    156
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    104
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    75
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    84
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved

David's Actions

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 11 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 11.86 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

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

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 6 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 12 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 5.86 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 6-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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    David Zhu 10/28/2016 9:41 AM
    Great biking weather today in Markham!

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    David Zhu 10/27/2016 8:36 AM
    Just fixed my bike! Now to start cycling to work again!

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      David Zhu 10/28/2016 10:05 AM
      Thanks, Kate! The left pedal had gotten "stuck", in the sense that it couldn't rotate freely around its mount point. In the future I might go in and really take a look at how I can get that unstuck, but I've got 2 spare left pedals for now and I don't have an issue with riding with mismatched pedals. I'd say that unless your bike has a really serious problem, there's nothing all that intimidating about bike maintenance. In fact, some simple regular maintenance can help prevent more serious problems; for example, lubing the chain every week greatly extends the life of your chain and gears, and finding and/or replacing chains and gears is likely something best done by a bike shop. At the moment, all I have in terms of tools are a wrench (for pedals), and a bike tube repair kit (that came with small tools to pry tires off in order to get to the inner tube).

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      Kate Barber 10/27/2016 2:24 PM
      Nice! What was wrong with it? Getting better at bike maintenance is one thing I'd like to learn to do. For some reason, all the metal, gear, and parts are super intimidating to me, although being able to do my own repairs will probably really help me in a pinch. And I will probably have more in my wallet because of it!