lauren fordyce

Dickinson Green Devils

"Savin the world."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,387 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,340
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    430
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    720
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    140
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Challenges

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 15 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 10 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

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

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 7 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 7 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 10 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 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 Challenge

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

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 9 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:28 PM
    I got to hear the birds and learn how to identify what each bird was. I got to get my feet dirty and feel the earth. I got to smell the pine trees and feel the cool breeze of fall coming.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:26 PM
    you get to interact and take it all in. driving by is too quick to learn and enjoy everything in your town
  • Reflection Question
    Community Meet My Neighbors
    In what ways can you create more real, face-to-face interactions with friends — or strangers — each week?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:25 PM
    Going to events without all of your friends, having a cell phone free meal together, and going for walks or hikes.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:03 PM
    you have to make recycling and behavior change fun. people need something that will get them to think differently and get outside of the box. i am currently working on more creative ways to get people thinking about their waste,.
  • 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.

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 7:59 PM
    My area is prone to flooding, so having lots of plants can help capture the runoff and prevent erosion.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 7:56 PM
    when something goes wrong in one, it can lead to downfalls in other areas 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 5:28 PM
    Every sunrise is the start to a new day! Renewing yourself and starting over. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 5:27 PM
    Use renewable energy and less energy all together. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 5:26 PM
    they are much more happier. 

  • lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 5:19 PM
    LAST DAY! This was so much fun this year!