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Emily Pottruff

Lab Section A

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 770 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    28
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    62
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,260
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    164
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    1,536
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Emily's Actions

Transportation

Walk to Class

I will walk 2 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 1.93 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, and only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Gratitude

I will write down three things that I am grateful for each day OR reach out to thank someone who's doing something positive for our world's health and well-being each day.

COMPLETED 84
DAILY ACTIONS

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 84
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Study Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 84
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 84
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for Food Options

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Water

Work With Student Housing

I will work with RAs/student housing to reduce water usage by posting signs in laundry rooms/common areas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch Microbeads

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 62
DAILY ACTIONS

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 82
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 82
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Emily Pottruff 4/23/2017 5:03 PM
    This all actually helped me appreciate and acknowledge Earth Day!

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    Emily Pottruff 4/23/2017 5:03 PM
    I think I might continue these habits even after my class ends the challenge!

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    Emily Pottruff 4/12/2017 5:37 PM

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    Emily Pottruff 4/12/2017 5:35 PM
    Even know, with how often I go through my challengestomach, I still sometimes forgot to log them. Saving water, and waste--the challenges that I am completing--have just become a part of my everyday routine!

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    Emily Pottruff 3/26/2017 11:01 PM
    Well, at this point life has gotten so busy that I find myself having to set up reminders to set aside time to meet my challenges...

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    Emily Pottruff 3/09/2017 8:13 PM
    Looking forward to adding new challenges+

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    Emily Pottruff 3/06/2017 7:27 PM

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    Emily Pottruff 3/06/2017 7:24 PM
    Started a conversation with someone about my challenges and they were really encouraging

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    Emily Pottruff 3/01/2017 7:04 PM
    Taking the time to stop what I am doing and shift my perspective outward is always beneficial.

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    Emily Pottruff 2/23/2017 11:28 PM
    As we keep going through the semester, we have more and more challengee, but I enjoy the fact that I have to be intentional with my decisions.