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Binh Phan

ESR 171 Fall 2021

Points Total

  • 40 Today
  • 120 This Week
  • 632 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    736
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    16
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    506
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Binh's Actions

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

COMPLETED 10
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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Binh Phan 10/27/2021 10:53 AM
    I wonder how much money I am actually going to save this month once the water bill comes in. By me being more sustainable at home it encouraged my family to be as well. 

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    Binh Phan 10/26/2021 2:31 PM
    Have not been out of the house since my morning run, time to kick this MacroEconomics exam.

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    Binh Phan 10/26/2021 9:38 AM
    Brushing my teeth without the water on allows my family and me to save more money on the water bill year around. So does taking short showers, not under 5 minutes but not more than 10. 

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    Binh Phan 10/25/2021 7:50 PM
    Walked to the store to get food for lunch today. The weather was a little cold and windy but overall made me feel better about my decision after getting home and realizing I also did some exercising. 

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    Binh Phan 10/24/2021 1:58 PM
    Recently added 2 more challenges in the last week to help me be more mindful of the environment. 

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    Binh Phan 10/23/2021 5:03 PM
    My friends and I went to the gym for leg day and ended up staying there for a long time. 

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    Binh Phan 10/22/2021 10:19 AM
    Felt amazing to have my own reusable water bottle, it honestly encourages me to drink more water. 

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    Binh Phan 10/21/2021 9:18 AM
    Told my family to keep the water off when brushing our teeth to save money on the water bill. We ended up saving gallons of water that is wasted going down the drain.

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    Binh Phan 10/20/2021 8:11 PM
    Decided to wear sweats and a sweater to sleep so didn't have to use the heater at all. 

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    Binh Phan 10/19/2021 7:46 PM
    Went for a run before I came home to do my Lichen data for our class sheet.