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Alyssa Poncius

UWLBraun2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 715 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    195
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    16
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    336
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Alyssa's Actions

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 0
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 18
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Alyssa Poncius's avatar
    Alyssa Poncius 10/11/2021 2:13 PM
    Barriers of using a reusable water bottle are that plastic water bottles are more convenient. Honestly, sometimes it's easier to grab a plastic water bottle from the fridge when you're in a rush. As well it's nice to be able to throw away the water bottle right when you're finished with it. With a reusable water bottle you must bring it around with you everywhere, refill it often, and clean it.