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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Erin Stamm

Brighton Agency

"What wine pairs best with Captain Crunch?"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,195 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning

Erin's Actions

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

EcoChallenge Continued

Today is the last day of the EcoChallenge. I want to continue to be active in my household, work and community with recycling and such. Also, I want to be more conscience of my waste, food, electric use in the future.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 8:42 PM
    You can’t drink wine with straws. Well you shouldn’t. Straws are bad. 

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 8:40 PM
    Hopefully the world is a better place after all of these challenges Brightonians did!

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 4:57 PM
    Teaching my husband to turn the water off while he's brushing his teeth. And also to turn off lights/fans when he leaves the room or house. 

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 4:31 PM
    Is this thing over yet?  

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      Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 5:51 PM
      Maybe? Because I'm not getting any more points. You're in luck Kip lol 

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 2:38 PM
    I also need to get way better at using plastic bags. I have tons of reusable bags I will put in my car for the next time I am at the grocery store. 

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 2:37 PM
    Even after this challenge, I can see myself being more conscience of my recycling and energy use. 

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 2:02 PM
    Dammit Kip! .............

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 10:25 AM
    Ben Kelley where you at?! Just kidding. Be done playing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 10:24 AM
    We are able to adjust for when we are out for the day or at night in advance. This helps us when we are rushing around in the morning and may forget. This will help save money as well. 

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      Alicia Kueper 10/24/2018 12:06 PM
      I want to get a smart thermostat that I can adjust when I’m not home. Mine is programmable, with like 5 times you can adjust throughout each day, but I wonder how accurate it is since it’s so old. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Erin Stamm 10/24/2018 10:23 AM
    I didn't technically start this challenge, but I feel like I am contributing and am definitely more aware of my recycling habits. I am also encouraging my husband to recycle more in his classroom.