Christian Ille

Think Green

"stay green, stay clean, stay Leipzig"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,693 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    120
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    80
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    612
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    370
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 7 OF 92
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

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 20 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

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

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 60 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 39 OF 92
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 40 OF 92
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 40 OF 92
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 40 OF 92
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 38 OF 92
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

    Christian Ille 7/09/2019 11:32 PM
    Meine Hauptmotivation ist das lokale ökologische Wissen über die Nutzung einheimischer Pflanzen. Es ist faszinierend, beim spazieren gehen Essen zu sammeln und dann zuzubereiten. Besonders interessant finde ich, dass zum Beispiel Girsch, der eigentlich als Unkraut bekannt ist, wie Spinat benutzt werden kann.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Christian Ille 7/09/2019 1:50 PM
    Durch die vorwiegend vegetarische Ernährung konsumiere ich mehr Milchprodukte als vorher. Das sollte ich in Zukunft ändern.

  • Christian Ille 7/03/2019 3:22 AM
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    Gemüsenetze wieder am start beim einkaufen....
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

    Christian Ille 7/03/2019 2:35 AM
    Durch intensive Massentierhaltung entsteht viel Gülle. Die wird als "Dünger" in großen Mengen auf die Felder gebracht und belastet das Grundwasser zunehmend mit Nitrat. Zum Glück gibt es in unserer Region Oberflächenwasser, mit dem gemischt wird. Langfristig muss das Problem aber am besten durch Einschränkung der Massentierhaltung gelöst werden.

  • Christian Ille 6/29/2019 4:21 AM
    Hey Leute. Wenn wir weiter jede Woche so viele Punkte machen, dann schaffen wir es bis zum Vortrag in die Top Ten......DRAN BLEIBEN
  • 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.

    Christian Ille 6/29/2019 4:03 AM
    Aktuell nehmen die Extreme bezüglich des Wetters von Jahr zu Jahr zu. Wochenlange Unwetter mit Starkregen wechseln sich mit langer Trockenheit ab. Um die Wassereffizienz im Garten zu verbessern, habe ich freie Flächen unter Pflanzen mit Hilfspflanzen bepflanzt. Diese kann man nutzen/ ernten und sie verhindern Verdunstung und man muss weniger gießen. Außerdem habe ich ander Flächen mit Rasenschnitt gemulcht. Das Verbrennen des Rasen  versuche ich zu verhindern, indem ich in Hitzeperioden nicht mähe.

  • Christian Ille 6/28/2019 11:55 AM
    Ich bin zurück. Danke an das Team von ecochallenge für die schnelle Hilfe
  • 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?

    Christian Ille 6/28/2019 11:54 AM
    Ich habe die tropfenden Wasserhähne im Garten getauscht. Um noch mehr Wasser zu sparen habe ich die Menge an Regenwasser verdoppelt, die ich speichern kann, um weniger Leitungswasser zu verbrauchen.

  • Christian Ille 6/22/2019 12:27 PM
    Leute Platz 16. Die gesetzten 4000 Punkte sind in greifbarer Nähe und auch die Top 10 sind nicht mehr sehr weit weg.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Christian Ille 6/15/2019 4:27 AM
    Ich denke das klassische amerikanische BBQ ist in diesem Teil des Landes teil der regionalen Identität. Diese Identitäts und Gemeinschaft stiftenden Dinge gewinnen an Bedeutung, wenn sich eine Gemeinschaft unter Druck gesetzt oder angegriffen fühlt. Weitere Grund könnte die rückschrittliche Haltung von Trump sein, der Klimawandel leugnet und die Amerikaner auffordert patriotisch zu sein.