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Braylon Cotts

Pagosa Silver

"To succeed through high school by focus commitment and fun"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 559 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    135
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    172
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    63
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    9
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Braylon's Actions

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Support Resilient Powergrids

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for a more resilient power grid (e.g. microgrids, solar+storage).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 6 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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 1 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

Health

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Braylon Cotts 3/04/2020 9:55 AM
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  • 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?

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    Braylon Cotts 3/02/2020 10:34 AM
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  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Braylon Cotts 3/02/2020 10:34 AM
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    Braylon Cotts 2/25/2020 9:45 AM
    Going good just need more points

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    Braylon Cotts 2/25/2020 9:44 AM
    It's going good just need more points

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    Braylon Cotts 2/24/2020 10:10 AM
    Going good just doing this to get more points
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Support Resilient Powergrids
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for that vision to become reality?

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    Braylon Cotts 2/20/2020 10:40 AM
    I am writing one e-mail a day to get resilent power plants
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Braylon Cotts 2/20/2020 10:39 AM
    I am trying to not heat up the house as much to save energy
  • 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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    Braylon Cotts 2/20/2020 10:38 AM
    When I get off the computer I try to remember to power down
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Braylon Cotts 2/20/2020 10:37 AM
    If I take coffee I use a reusable mug