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Katlyn Darling

Green Machine

"My mission is to save the Sea Turtles."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,468 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    224
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    112
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    106
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    637
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    75
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    78
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    74
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,305
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    245
    minutes
    spent learning

Katlyn's Actions

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 5 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Food Lifestyle

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 5 meatless meal(s) and/or 5 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 34
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 34
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 36
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

Health

Reduce refined sugar

I will keep track and reduce my consumption of refined sugars, including sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 37
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Katlyn Darling 11/30/2022 11:33 AM
    “It is one world. And it’s in our care. For the first time in the history of humanity, for the first time in 500 million years, one species has the future in the palm of its hands.” David Attenborough

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    Katlyn Darling 11/30/2022 11:29 AM
    “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”— Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    Katlyn Darling 11/23/2022 9:12 PM
    “The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.” By Paul Hawken


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    Katlyn Darling 11/22/2022 3:31 PM
    “Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract – sustainable development – and turn it into a reality for all the world’s people” By Kofi Annan


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    Katlyn Darling 11/15/2022 3:01 PM
    Jasmine won our Kahoot sustainability contest. Clearly Green Machine is saving the planet.

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    Katlyn Darling 11/12/2022 11:09 PM
    I bought sustainable hair conditioner today.

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    Katlyn Darling 11/12/2022 12:33 AM
    “Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” By Gro Harlem Brundtland


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    Katlyn Darling 11/09/2022 5:25 PM
    Chugging along. I helped sustain hawaiis natural flora and fauna with my class yesterday.

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    Katlyn Darling 11/08/2022 12:48 PM
    Eco challenge is going good. I feel like my way of life is starting to get use to the changes. It's not as hard. 

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    Katlyn Darling 11/04/2022 10:05 PM
    Had a great week! I feel good knowing I'm doing my small part.