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Allison Nash

Eco Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 652 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    211
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    55
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    41
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    59
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    460
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    675
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    24
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    675
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Allison's Actions

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 60-minute walk outside 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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 3 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Allison Nash 9/19/2022 2:37 PM
    I think the main single-use plastic that I use comes from to-go coffee cups. I need to stop getting coffee from shops for more reasons than one but especially because it is one of the few remaining sources of single-use plastics in my routine. I intentionally only go to shops with biodegradable straws and I always recycle the cup and lid. However, I am certain there is a better way to get coffee that doesn't involve throw-away plastics.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Allison Nash 9/19/2022 2:33 PM
    It has been really enlightening to have roommates that have different habits than I do and it the past couple of months I have had to learn how to effectively communicate about our electricity use. This is especially a big deal when it comes to turning lights off when they don't need to be on. I always make sure to go around our apartment and shut off lights once everyone is asleep, but I also unplug the kitchen items like the water heater and rice cooker when they are not being used. It is one thing for me to do these things but another to have the conversations that need to be had to prevent further energy loss.