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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Nathaniel Smith

KCIA GREEN TEAM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 141 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Nathaniel's Actions

Energy

Support Resilient Powergrids

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) each day to a public official or company to advocate for a more resilient power grid (e.g. microgrids, solar+storage)

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 9 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Tell a politician he/she is a bully if they do not help to stop global warming.

Global warming is a not to far away crisis waiting to happen that will and is harming organisms including humans.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Nathaniel Smith 10/23/2018 1:09 PM
    Haven't been using the air conditioner so this is an easy challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Nathaniel Smith 10/23/2018 1:08 PM
    Not using straws is not a problem for me because I don't like them.