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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Mallory Keating

driftless angels

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 405 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Mallory's Actions


Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.



5-Minute Showers

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



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.



  • Mallory Keating's avatar
    Mallory Keating 10/22/2018 6:58 PM
    So far my hardest challenges have been the 5 minute showers. But I have definitely learned now habits such as carrying around a reusable straw and unplugging my electronics when I leave my room. 

    • James McPhail's avatar
      James McPhail 10/22/2018 7:57 PM
      I've cut back water use showering by turning off the water once all wet, soaping/lathering, then rinsing. Take all the time you want when the water is off!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Mallory Keating's avatar
    Mallory Keating 10/08/2018 6:20 PM
    My snack foods that I eat between classes usually come individually wrapped in plastic, and that is an area that I could be a lot more conscious about regarding my waste
  • 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?

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    Mallory Keating 10/06/2018 10:05 PM
    The next step that I could take would be looking closer at the products that I use and thinking about how the ingredients and packaging are having an impact. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

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    Mallory Keating 10/04/2018 6:56 PM
    Northern states power company is where my electricity comes from. This is mainly from coal which is not very sustainable or healthy for the environment.