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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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mathew braun

DOWA - IBI GROUP

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 718 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8.0
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    4.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning

mathew's Actions

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning 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

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

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 25 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

    mathew braun's avatar
    mathew braun 10/24/2018 2:44 PM

    i've learned we compost a good amount of food in my house.  We need to adjust our food production. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    mathew braun 10/24/2018 2:38 PM
    I put a sign on our printer to encourage 2 sided printing.  LETS GO!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    mathew braun 10/24/2018 2:35 PM

    getting more sleep has been really helpful!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    mathew braun 10/03/2018 8:12 AM
    we regularly use reusable grocery bags and we just purchased some reusable veggie bags, very excited to use these.

    • Cassie Crawford's avatar
      Cassie Crawford 10/05/2018 10:16 AM
      I love the mesh bags I have for veggies! They also work well for other bulk items like almonds. ;-)

    • Katie Leveto's avatar
      Katie Leveto 10/03/2018 8:16 AM
      I also just purchased mesh vegetable bags! I love them! I like to just pop them in the fridge with my greens in them too.