Christine Rado

Roosevelt University

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 290 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted

Challenges

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work or school.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 15 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Connect with a Nonprofit
    What inspires you to act toward a more sustainable community?

    Christine Rado 10/14/2019 12:21 PM
    Mostly my son. I want him to live in a world that listen, assists, and nurtures each other. I want my son to live in a world that will be sustainable, both environmental and in our humanity.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Christine Rado 10/01/2019 2:22 PM
    We always turn off lights  when we're not in the room. We use energy-saving bulbs and nightlights as well.Try to unplug as much as possible. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

    Christine Rado 10/01/2019 2:21 PM
    Actually, my footprint was better than I thought it would be. We are certainly very conscientious about how much power we're using/ wasting. I'm instilling this value in my son, as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Christine Rado 10/01/2019 2:20 PM
    Probably a power plant. I currently use the renewable energy program (through ComEd). 

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Christine Rado 10/01/2019 2:19 PM
    Honestly, I am not sure but I am going to educate myself on it! I have some electrician friends that could probably help me with this.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

    Christine Rado 9/30/2019 1:58 PM
    I would say right now it is flooding. I haven't seen too many issues with drought and access as of yet. We have an quickly replenished aquifer.
    That being said, if it is easily replenished then it is easier to pollute. I would say we need MORE plants- many of the homes in the area were built on wetlands, which is why there are no basements. Some rain gardens, and additional native plants to soak up and clean the water would be beneficial to our area.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Christine Rado 9/30/2019 1:53 PM
    Using less water, educating residents and businesses about utilizing less water, installing dual flush toilets, slow flow showerheads and faucets, as a start!

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

    Christine Rado 9/26/2019 9:22 AM
    I have been working a lot with SCARCE, who participates in community recycling and education events. Through that, I have learned the impacts of how much one individual can have in their garage that used to go into a dumpster. I did not take anyone with me.