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Kristen Clark

UWL green team summer 2020

"I want to try new things to reduce my ecological footprint during this Ecochallenge. It is a great way for me to start thinking about little changes I can make to help the environment. When the challenge is over, I can take what I learned and keep applying it to my daily habits. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 450 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kristen's Actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Kristen Clark 10/20/2019 3:07 PM
    In my house back home, we just switched all our lightbulbs downstairs to more reusable ones. They are more environmental friendly and brighter. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Kristen Clark 10/20/2019 3:06 PM
    It felt good to not recycle so many pieces of paper. It was also easier to keep track of everything once I went paperless. The next thing I want to do to reduce my waste is bring reusable shopping bags when I go grocery shopping. That is an easy fix to make and I know that I should be doing it to reduce the amount of plastic I use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Kristen Clark 9/25/2019 2:29 PM
    The next step I will try to take is to convince my roommates to take shorter showers. Our water bill will be lower and as an apartment we can reduce our water footprint!