Sara Pierce

Green Cup 2019 JKL

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 353 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    1
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Online Energy Audit

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 5 OF 33
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 5 OF 33
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 4 OF 33
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 33
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 5 OF 33
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • 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?

    Sara Pierce 2/13/2019 6:06 PM
    I use K cups. I could stop doing that if I got one of the reusable things that lets you put coffee grounds into the K cup thing.
  • 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?

    Sara Pierce 2/13/2019 8:49 AM
    Missouri gets most of its water from rivers, lakes, and aquifers.

  • Sara Pierce 2/13/2019 8:38 AM
    It's hard to keep up with all the challenges for a long time. It was easy at the beginning but it's getting harder now.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Sara Pierce 2/04/2019 5:47 PM
    It would probably help if plant-based meals were less expensive.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Sara Pierce 2/03/2019 3:00 PM
    The majority of electricity in Missouri is generated from coal, and coal mining is very terrible for the both the workers and the environment.