Sadie Driver

UWL ENV TEAM BRAUN

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 586 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    132
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

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Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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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.

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Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

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

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Water

5-Minute Showers

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

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Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

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Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

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Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • 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?

    Sadie Driver 10/06/2019 2:46 PM
    I would say that I regularly get plastic coffee cups and straws so instead I should bring my own reusable cup and straw. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Sadie Driver 10/06/2019 2:42 PM
    turn off the sink when brushing me teeth so I am not wasting it.
  • 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?

    Sadie Driver 10/04/2019 8:20 AM
    I will buy a few reusable cups and use those and just wash them instead of single use coffee cups that get thrown away after one use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    Sadie Driver 10/04/2019 8:13 AM
    I think that using a reusable water bottle is beneficial because it creates less waste and with a reusable you can save a lot of plastic bottles from going to waste each day by using a reusable one everyday.