John Fegeley

SUNY Poly Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 908 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    733
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2,280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    180
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    180
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    380
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Carry my Trash

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

COMPLETED 38
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 38
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 36
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    John Fegeley 3/24/2019 9:33 AM
    The last time I was at the store without a reusable bad, I bought one (cheap). Other times, if I had less items with me, I would use my pockets or carry by hand. I've begun putting my bags under where my shopping list usually is on shopping day.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    John Fegeley 3/23/2019 10:22 AM
    I've learned that my campus uses single stream recycling, so I can put most of my recyclables in the same container. The hardest part of recycling for me is simply remembering what can and can't be recycled
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

    John Fegeley 3/23/2019 10:20 AM
    Habitat loss for many different animals has always been an important issue to me
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

    John Fegeley 3/23/2019 10:19 AM
    No, I don't think that applies to me. I don't have a car, so every trip I make is from walking. Even if I did have a car, I'd try to walk as much as possible because I find it relaxing and so I can stay in shape
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    John Fegeley 3/23/2019 10:18 AM
    Start using reusable food containers and utensils and avoid buying single-packaged items
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    John Fegeley 3/23/2019 10:17 AM
    Spending time outside, observing nature, can give one perspective on the world around them and remind them that humans aren't the only life on the planet
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- 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?

    John Fegeley 2/19/2019 7:51 AM
    It makes me feel less stressed with less envelopes to sort through. Next, I will begin sorting my rectclables more efficiently.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    John Fegeley 2/19/2019 7:49 AM
    Turning off lights when leaving the room, as well as fans, and turning down/off the heat/ac.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

    John Fegeley 2/03/2019 5:05 PM
    Probably. I feel much healthier.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    John Fegeley 2/03/2019 5:05 PM
    My exercise is usually jogging in the forest