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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Ryley Trumble

KCIA GREEN TEAM

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 440 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    12
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    149
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Ryley's Actions

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

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

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Ditch the Lawn
    What is the main water source in your region?

    Ryley Trumble's avatar
    Ryley Trumble 10/23/2018 1:12 PM
    I believe that the main water sources in our region is the two rivers, Sacramento and American, although i am not sure.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Ryley Trumble's avatar
    Ryley Trumble 10/23/2018 1:04 PM
    No, i haven't really had a life altering experience in nature.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

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    Ryley Trumble 10/19/2018 12:42 PM
    People aren't switching to reusable water bottles because they may not see a need, or think they're too expensive. These are wrong thoughts because when you use a reusable one, you save lots of plastic from going into the ocean or just sitting in a landfill. It is also way less expensive than continuously buying plastic water bottle packs.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 10/20/2018 8:40 PM
      You make many great points, Ryley. Plastic throw aways stay around for a long time before they degrade and take a lot of energy to produce.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Ryley Trumble's avatar
    Ryley Trumble 10/11/2018 12:25 PM
    Electricity is generated at a power plant and maybe through some dams that are close to our city. The dams may impact how animals near the lake/river find food or where they live.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Ryley Trumble's avatar
    Ryley Trumble 10/09/2018 1:20 PM
    I can spend more time outside, so that any energy that I was using inside (lights, computers, etc) are turned off and not in use.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 10/09/2018 8:00 PM
      This could also count for time spent in nature for a different challenge.
  • 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?

    Ryley Trumble's avatar
    Ryley Trumble 10/09/2018 1:18 PM
    I can turn off the water when I'm brushing my teeth, take less time washing my hands and face, and when I don't drink all of my water, I can water plants with the left over water.