October 3 - October 24, 2018

Kyle Garske

PAE and the Lumatics

"Better than the day before"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,511 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    285
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    550
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    42
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,260
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed

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

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 45 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 45 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 20 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY 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 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Kyle Garske 10/24/2018 7:47 AM
    Final day is here!!!!!!!!

  • Kyle Garske 10/23/2018 7:47 AM
    Almost to the end!!!!!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Kyle Garske 10/23/2018 7:47 AM
    I learned about what native plants will live better with minimal irrigation in my yard.

  • Kyle Garske 10/22/2018 7:19 AM
    On the home stretch!!!!!!

  • Kyle Garske 10/19/2018 8:10 AM
    Home stretch! 5 more days!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

    Kyle Garske 10/18/2018 7:49 AM
    I went through and replaced all my cleaners with harsh chemicals with ones that were 'green' or had minimal effect on myself and the environment.

  • Kyle Garske 10/18/2018 7:48 AM
                             

  • Kyle Garske 10/17/2018 7:56 AM
                           IN

  • Kyle Garske 10/16/2018 7:46 AM
    Flying home in a carbon offset flight!

  • Kyle Garske 10/15/2018 7:47 AM
    Checking-in!