melrose kempiak

EPFE 201 - 9

"Lets save the world!!!!!!!!!!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 874 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    80
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20,528
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time 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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • melrose kempiak 12/02/2019 5:52 PM
    Cooked sloppy joes with zero waste

  • melrose kempiak 11/29/2019 7:35 PM
    While driving in town today I decided to drive a little slower than usual, so my hybrid car would kick in to electric mode, I saved gas and fumes in the environment today .

  • melrose kempiak 11/29/2019 7:33 PM
    Tomorrow I plan to collect more garbage in the woods mostly glass and see how big the pile gets!!!

  • melrose kempiak 11/29/2019 7:32 PM
    Feed some corn to the squirrels and deer today!!!!

  • melrose kempiak 11/29/2019 7:23 PM
    Tonight, I took a five min shower, put left overs outside for the wild animals. Turned the thermostat down to 68 degrees, and turned the water off while brushing my teeth!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

    melrose kempiak 11/25/2019 5:06 PM
    Today we waste so much that its so sad for the people that do not have much. I google mapped the poorest place in the world and its so sad to see the houses and huts people have to live in. i cant even image being there, it makes me aware that I do not need everything, and to always reuse items.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

    melrose kempiak 11/25/2019 4:52 PM
    Spending more time outdoors give you fresh clean air to the brain, maybe chemical free as well, dust free. when we are inside we are abound fabrics that let of chemicals and lots of dust. being outside is a great way to be healthy, and explore new things.

  • melrose kempiak 11/25/2019 4:12 PM
    Today I cleaned up a bunch of broken glass in the woods , it was really cool to see the old bottles. My plan is to take the Glass to a artist who does art sculptures, not sure where I could take it to recycle it,  if he didn’t want it. If anyone has any ideas where to recycle glass
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    it comment below. 

  • melrose kempiak 11/25/2019 6:56 AM
    I walked to class today instead of taking the bus
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    melrose kempiak 11/23/2019 5:14 PM
    I could use reusable containers, I started freezing left overs, keep the lights off durring the day, turn the temp down to 68 in the winter time, clean up trash outside, rake leaves, etc.