Isabelle Douglas

Fall 2019 April Ann's ESR 171!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 571 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    spent exercising
  • up to
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    of additional sleep

Isabelle's Actions


Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.



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.

One-Time Action


Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day.




I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.



Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.



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.



  • Isabelle Douglas 10/31/2019 12:58 AM
    I'm grateful my sister is alive, I'm grateful for my dog chili helping keep the family together, and I'm grateful for the coffeeshop barista who saw my er visitors pass and how crappy I looked and gave me a discount on the massive coffees I grabbed to help keep us all going

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/30/2019 7:02 PM
    Today was rough, spent most of the day at the ER for my sister. Didn't pay attention to the eco challenge.

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/28/2019 11:50 PM
    Today's challenge didn't go great- I had to stop somewhere for lunch and they only had plastic cups :( 

    • Max Young 10/29/2019 7:53 AM
      Sometimes, when you are doing your best to make positive/good change, things don't always work out... That said, now you are more aware of this particular place's environmental shortcomings, and can create further action plans based on this experience. 
      Best to you :)

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/27/2019 9:30 PM
    Spent the day home sick again- my family went to the grocery store and mostly used reusable bags (what they couldn't use the cloth bags for they used the paper bags). All of us are going to bed early tonight to try and get that extra rest in before the week starts!

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/26/2019 8:29 PM
    My entire household is home sick with fevers and some extreme version of the cold. Didn't leave the house much, but a friend dropped by with dinner in reusable containers!

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/25/2019 10:36 PM
    Getting to work with April Ann and her Habitat Restoration Team today was a blast! I also managed to get out on a walk with my puppy, so I definitely got my fill of nature today!

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/24/2019 10:38 PM
    Today was a bit rough for the challenge.  Having  spent most of today at the hospital for appointments means eating hospital food wrapped in plastic and driving a ton. Hopefully tomorrow will go better! 

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/21/2019 11:09 PM
    Went to the DMV this morning and I'm genuinely shocked at how much paper waste gets generated there! And they didn't have any clearly labeled recycling bins either! Why can't we have more options for e-forms or a shredder connected to a recycling bin for customers to use for their private documents? 

    Anyways, I'm slowly getting through these challenges, but it's somehow becoming harder???      

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/20/2019 10:01 PM
    Managed to turn down straws several times today! Now it's time to add an extra 30 minutes of sleep to my sleep schedule before a massive chemistry exam tomorrow (hopefully!)

  • Isabelle Douglas 10/19/2019 2:28 PM
    I definitely added more than 30 minutes to my sleep schedule last night! Today we got takeout for lunch for my birthday so I ended up using a straw :( I'm grateful for my puppy Chili and his success in his training program, I'm grateful for my chem professor extending the date for our exam, and I'm grateful to my family for helping me celebrate my birth day!