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John Manukian

TCU Sustainability - Spring

"I will live a simple way of life by adopting sustainable practices and reduce my environmental footprint."

Points Total

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Challenges

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DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning

I will make my own cleaning products using non-toxic ingredients - improving air quality at home or school and also protecting human and environmental health.

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Class or Extracurricular Meetings Outside

I will host a meeting or class outside.

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Get Involved In Local/Campus Conservation

I will get involved in a local or campus conservation project, volunteering my time or researching local conservation issues.

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Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

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Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

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Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 63 OF 181
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Go for a Hike

I will take a 60-minute hike in nature.

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Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental advocacy.

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Volunteer in my Community/on Campus

I will volunteer 15 hour(s) in my community or on campus.

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Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

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Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 75 OF 181
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Ditch The Halogen Desk Lamp

I will replace my halogen desk lamp with an LED bulb.

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Ditch The AC

I will use a fan instead of a window air conditioner.

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Clean Energy Project Or Paper

I will incorporate energy efficiency or clean energy into a project or paper for school.

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Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

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Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

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Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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Online Energy Audit

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

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Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 62 OF 181
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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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 74 OF 181
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Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 77 OF 181
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Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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Audit Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

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Audit Toxic Cleaning Products

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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Cut Out Harmful Self-Care Products

I will check labels on my shampoo, lotions and/or beauty products. I'll replace products that use known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, cocamide diethanolamine, DMDM hydantoin or benzene.

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More fruits and veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 4 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 76 OF 181
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Skip Partying

I will refrain from going out during the week and instead choose sober and healthy activities like exercising, advocating for change and getting outdoors.

COMPLETED 77 OF 181
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Go Organic

I will choose organic as often as possible to reduce exposure to pesticides, which are unhealthy for me as well as the planet.

COMPLETED 69 OF 181
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Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

I will cut out or reduce all artificial sweeteners in my diet, especially acesulfame potassium, aspartame, sucralose and saccharin - all which can decrease human health and pollute our waterways.

COMPLETED 67 OF 181
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Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 60 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 59 OF 181
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Smart Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 80 OF 181
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Ditch Microbeads

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

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Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 75 OF 181
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Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 71 OF 181
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Research My Water Supply

I will learn more about my own local watershed and where my water comes from and identify any conservation or water quality issues.

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Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

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Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

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5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 62 OF 181
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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 65 OF 181
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • John Manukian 5/02/2018 6:12 AM
    "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."   Mahatma Gandhi

  • John Manukian 4/30/2018 6:59 AM
    "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."   Carol Burnett

  • John Manukian 4/29/2018 12:34 PM
    "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."   Thomas Paine

  • John Manukian 4/28/2018 5:59 AM
    "I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else."   John Keats

  • John Manukian 4/27/2018 6:31 AM
    "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."   Indira Gandhi

  • John Manukian 4/26/2018 1:28 PM
    "Happiness can exist only in acceptance."   George Orwell

  • John Manukian 4/25/2018 5:29 AM
    "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."   Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • John Manukian 4/24/2018 5:43 AM
    "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." Pele

  • John Manukian 4/23/2018 5:19 AM
    "Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself."   Henry James

  • John Manukian 4/22/2018 5:47 AM
    "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."    Oscar Wilde