Morgan Hamel

Green Cup 2019 Eliot

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,248 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    225
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    4
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    315
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    18,685
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

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.

COMPLETED 1
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 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

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 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY 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 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:56 PM
    I have a bathtub, is that natural?
  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:55 PM
    It goes from the drain to the [redacted]
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:55 PM
    Nunya business hahahahahah
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:54 PM
    Climate change will change our water supply because the Earth will explode and so will all of its water.
  • 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.

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:53 PM
    I don't know, I don't live here.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:53 PM
    Honestly, I probably won't.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:52 PM
    I don't want to answer this one.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:52 PM
    I value money, and this helps me save money. Yay!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:49 PM
    money is expensive money is expensive money is expensive
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Morgan Hamel 2/05/2019 3:48 PM
    solar power blah blah blah