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Robert Gailey

BUS 4075 FA20 Serious about Sustainability

"I desire to leave the world more sustainable for future generations than how I found it."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,191 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    135
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    144
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Robert's Actions

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 4
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 3 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Robert Gailey's avatar
    Robert Gailey 8/19/2020 8:53 AM
    I see we have several students who have signed up and joined the team. I hope we can get the rest of the class involved soon.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Robert Gailey 8/19/2020 8:51 AM
    We have established an herb garden on our deck in our condo and eat the herbs every day with our meals