October 3 - October 24, 2018

Alexandria Curo

Sustainable Saints

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 839 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    72
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    12
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    12
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

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 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 1.86 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Feed


  • Alexandria Curo 10/24/2018 7:58 AM
    "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls the butterfly."
     - Richard Bach

  • Alexandria Curo 10/23/2018 10:34 AM
    "What good is the warmth of Summer without the cold of Winter to give it sweetness" 
     - John Steinbeck
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Alexandria Curo 10/23/2018 8:46 AM
    One food choice I can make that would do less harm and more good, is to source my food locally from sustainable farms and to not buy more food than what I need to prevent waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Alexandria Curo 10/23/2018 8:41 AM
    I plan to use the money I save from making more energy efficient choices toward paying off my student loans.

  • Alexandria Curo 10/18/2018 8:25 AM
    “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” 
    ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson   

  • Alexandria Curo 10/11/2018 10:01 AM
    "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
     - J. Lubbock

  • Alexandria Curo 10/10/2018 9:57 AM
    “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
    ―  John Muir 

  • Alexandria Curo 10/08/2018 1:16 PM
    “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” 
    ―  Albert Einstein   

  • Alexandria Curo 9/26/2018 8:35 AM
    "Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid."
     - George Bernard Shaw


  • Alexandria Curo 9/19/2018 8:17 AM
    "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
    - Monet