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Dylan Marco (101)

YCP Spring 2024

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 566 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    44
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    46
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    46
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • UP TO
    103
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    55
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    763
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    3.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    143
    minutes
    spent learning

Dylan 's actions

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 ACTION

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 2 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 20 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


  • Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/21/2024 8:09 AM
    On the last day of the eco challenge I would say it went well
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/21/2024 8:09 AM
    If making the drive is possible take that route
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/21/2024 8:08 AM
    What i can do to make my community more sustainable is build a garden.

    • Genevet Guzman (104)'s avatar
      Genevet Guzman (104) 4/21/2024 3:29 PM
      I argree, I personally think that awareness is the most important thing. Then such things as build your own garden, participating in recycling programs, reusing resources, and the composting organic waste are realy beneficial to making our community more sustainable.


    • Katelyn Kontz 101's avatar
      Katelyn Kontz 101 4/21/2024 2:54 PM
      One thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable is inform people about healthy choices that can help better the earth.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/17/2024 6:32 AM
    when participating gratitude it makes you realize you have something to work for or towards.
  • 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?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/16/2024 6:10 AM
    There is a lake close to my house and it is at the lowest point in which there is forest and land above it. All the runoff goes into the water affecting the water.

    • Christopher Pappas (102)'s avatar
      Christopher Pappas (102) 4/16/2024 6:42 AM
      I live near a river that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay, and you can see the litter on the shores and the muck on the river bed has accumulated from years of negligent pollution

  • Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/16/2024 5:15 AM
    The eco challenge is going very well so far.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Does this statistic describe your own transportation habits? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/16/2024 5:15 AM
    Before doing this eco challenge activity I would say this does describe me but now I am trying to do a better job of not taking my car.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/15/2024 6:20 AM
    Personally I had a bad habit of using a cup that would only have one use. Then I realized the money I was spending for the cups so I switched to thee water bottle so all I have to do is clean the bottle.

  • Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/15/2024 6:06 AM
    Another day of the eco challenge and I feel I am still trying to check off all my daily tasks. and try to do better.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Dylan  Marco (101)'s avatar
    Dylan Marco (101) 4/15/2024 6:05 AM
    When I am going for my walks or to workout I can take a friend with me so we are both getting exercise in.

    • Angelo Zazzarino's avatar
      Angelo Zazzarino 4/15/2024 9:11 PM
      This is awesome! This is also so nice because some days you are so unmotivated and need that motivation from your friends and family which can push you.