samara macy

Lab Section A

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,055 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    62
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    53
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    194
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    662
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    696
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    94
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Water

Lobby For Rain Water Catchment

I will propose that my school install rain gardens and/or bioswales instead of directing run-off to sewers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning

I will make my own cleaning products using non-toxic ingredients - improving air quality at home or school and also protecting human and environmental health.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch Microbeads

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Take Nature Photos

I will take photos to capture my experiences with the natural world.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 94
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 97
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 75
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Dining Hall Waste

I will carefully fill my plate in the dining hall and take only what I can eat. I'll also inquire about ways to improve composting and use of recyclable foodware.

COMPLETED 95
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 62
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 80
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 53
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 87
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Ditch The AC

I will use a fan instead of a window air conditioner.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Hike

I will take a 42-minute hike in nature.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Polution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Cut Out Harmful Self-Care Products

I will check labels on my shampoo, lotions and/or beauty products. I'll replace products that use known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, cocamide diethanolamine, DMDM hydantoin or benzene.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Advocate for Food Options

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Bicycles

I will work with my school to make my campus more bike friendly.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 62
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 97
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Food

Shop at Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • samara macy 4/24/2017 2:26 PM
    the "reduce chemical in self care" chalage was slightly confusing as to what were the harmful ingrediantes...but it seems like many of the hair product contain some form of these chemicals. 

  • samara macy 4/20/2017 2:40 PM
    I din't think that making this a competition would actually challenge me to do more and be more involved. 

  • samara macy 4/16/2017 11:08 PM
    Even though it was confusing at first to browse threw this website, it is still extremely helpful to keep tabs on living more consciously.  

  • samara macy 2/26/2017 4:53 PM
    this website confuses me, and it is only allowing me to have a certain number of daily challenges causing me to delete actions I have already completed.