Andrew Leung

Green Cup 2019 LeeBeau

"My goal is to help reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability for myself and the rest of the community."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 633 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    120
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

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 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 20
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 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 14
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 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Andrew Leung 2/09/2019 6:08 PM
    One way we're reusing this week is reusing cardboard boxes to double as donation boxes for our fundraiser. Refusing those to-go boxes at BD and choosing plates instead, reducing water and electricity use, the list goes on. TL;DR respect the environment!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Andrew Leung 2/05/2019 6:27 AM
    Missouri's electricity is produced mostly by burning coal, which makes up over 80 percent of energy production. Coal is known to have harmful effects on the environment, polluting surrounding areas with toxic fumes and rain acidification. Greenhouse gases produced contribute to global warming; that is a fact. 

  • Andrew Leung 2/04/2019 9:35 PM
    Pro tip: posting something like this earns 5 points, and answering a reflection question earns 15. That's a 600 points over the month, per person. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Andrew Leung 2/03/2019 5:30 PM
    I can turn off the lights when watching the Superbowl. And then turn off the laptop when they didn't play Sweet Victory smh.

  • Andrew Leung 2/03/2019 3:20 PM
    First post for LeeBeau Green Cup, wish everyone a great day!