Melissa Allegretti

Roosevelt University

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 608 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent exercising
  • up to
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Melissa's Actions


5-Minute Showers

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



More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.



Turn it off

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



Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.



Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day.



  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Melissa Allegretti 10/03/2019 7:46 PM
    We use natural gas in my home. Since I have a large family, it is more difficult to make sure everyone is being proactive to conserve energy. I will aim to be more sustainable when using the heating system for this winter. By using less energy, my household reduces its carbon footprint which ultimately lowers emissions being released into the atmosphere. When less emissions are being released, especially on a large scale, the environment and its inhabitants will not suffer from climate change. 
  • 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?

    Melissa Allegretti 10/03/2019 7:41 PM
    This has always been an issue of mine, this October for Sustainability month I want to really try and get into the habit of taking faster showers. Or by turning off the water when I shampoo, condition, etc. and back on only to rinse. This will help cut my water time by more than half.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Melissa Allegretti 10/03/2019 7:32 PM
    I tend to lose a bit of motivation to eat completely clean during the semester, especially when things get a little stressful. Like today, I am hoping that by adding this challenge to my daily goal I can start to slowly choose fruits/veggies to accomplish the additional 2 servings I need. By choosing healthy options over junk food it not only helps me feel better, but it doesn't support the companies that produce pollutants for an unhealthy mass production of cheap food alternatives.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

    Melissa Allegretti 10/03/2019 7:19 PM
    Being outside helps clear my mind and boost my mood overall. With a busy schedule I always feel that I don't have enough time to get fresh air, even when it's only for short time. The challenge helps give me that extra push to do something nice for myself. Once I get back from the walk, I can think more clearly and it really helps when doing homework.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

    Melissa Allegretti 10/02/2019 4:00 PM
    I personally enjoy putting down my phone and not worrying about emails, social media, or calls. Instead I decided to learn a new language. I grabbed a language book and studied some vocabulary.

  • Melissa Allegretti 10/02/2019 3:51 PM
    Today officially starts the October Eco-Challenge! I hope everyone has picked out their daily challenges and is excited to start a friendly competition with the RU faculty! Let's all do our best!