Elizabeth Beroske

Rainbow Warriors

"Just trying to save the world one straw at a time. "It's only one straw" said 8 billion people. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,097 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10,030
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    0
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    140
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    63
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    315
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    25
    pounds
    waste composted

Elizabeth's Actions

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED -1
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/20/2019 10:31 AM
    As this challenge comes to an end for me I am kinda sad, but I know that it has helped me become a better person. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

    Elizabeth Beroske 11/19/2019 1:32 PM
    I think I was the most surprised by the actual amount of energy I use. I have always tried to do things like turn the lights off, but I have realized it is so much more than that.  

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/19/2019 12:18 PM
    Today I had 2 big cups of coffee with my reusable cups. I can feel my heart beat in my toes:)

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/14/2019 12:28 PM
    What even are plastic straws?? 

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/12/2019 12:21 PM
    Everything is going very well, I am still using reusable cups and bottles whenever possible. 

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/07/2019 12:34 PM
    I'm still using reusable cups when ever I can:) 

  • Elizabeth Beroske 11/05/2019 12:44 PM
    My challenge is going great! I haven't used a single straw since starting this challenge 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:29 PM
    I have found that it is a lot easier to recycle here than it was at home. Most things I get to just put my recyclables in the refuse and then the people at ATM takes care of it. At home I had to take it to the recycling center myself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:11 PM
    The single use item I use the most is to go boxes. I could use my own Tupperware containers instead. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Elizabeth Beroske 10/22/2019 2:10 PM
    I feel like I incorporate this in my life style by refusing single use plastic as much as I can. For example I use a reusable water bottle and don't use plastic straws.