Risako Nozaki

Green Cup 2019 LeeBeau

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 665 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    27
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    27
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    27
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    224
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

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 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Lobby For Reusables

I will lobby my dining hall to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Risako Nozaki 2/19/2019 9:04 AM
    I started to carry my compostables around with me and look for a compost station, instead of giving up and putting it in the trash!
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:14 AM
    I can encourage others to follow suit!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:13 AM
    I'm not exactly sure, and I can research this onilne!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:13 AM
    I've recently started to hold back on consuming products, and think of what I can do with what I currently have.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Lobby For Reusables
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:13 AM
    Easy every day actions that have so much impact aren't being taken by the majority of people. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:12 AM
    It may be hard for someone to carry something in their hands if they aren't used to it
  • 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?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:12 AM
    It makes me feel great and stylish as well with my own cup!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:11 AM
    I carried everything by hand!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:11 AM
    It allows me to capture the essence, and observe the neighborhood a lot more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Risako Nozaki 2/18/2019 7:11 AM
    I do use vegetable bags when I go shopping, I can make cloth bags or get mesh bags instead!