October 3 - October 24, 2018

Lee Ming Chang

HP Singapore

"Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,482 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    16
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Challenges

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 Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 15 OF 22
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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

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 14 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 12 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:59 PM
    Reduce energy usage! We often take these necessity supply in life for granted, because in Singapore and Malaysia we are blessed with supply surplus! Time to reflect on personal footprint and reduce it.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:57 PM
    Singapore and Malaysia constantly has issue on water - shortage, pollution. Climate change causes more dry season where water shortage becomes an issue. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:55 PM
    unsubscribe unnecessary email. Every email comes with carbon footprint too.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:54 PM
    Carry with hand, squeeze in bag. 
    So, i always had a recycled bag in my daily backpack.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:53 PM
    People's habit and mindset. To reduce impact on the planet we need collective action. Well i think the shift is starting :)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:52 PM
    TES-AMM, e waste recycling plant. We had company trip every year to this plant to learn how e-waste is recycled and how complicated the process can be.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/24/2018 7:51 PM
    It is not too hard to skip the straw. I can always drink without a straw. There are many things in life we can do without, all we need is a trigger to switch.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/18/2018 8:04 PM
    Yes definitely, exercise can be a social activity to get together with friends and colleagues!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

    Lee Ming Chang 10/18/2018 8:01 PM
    I feel that it is ok to ditch sugar in drink. The addiction is gone.

  • Lee Ming Chang 10/18/2018 7:59 PM
    So challenging to keep track everyday! How will try my best as possible.