Laura Stacy

Eastern Kentucky University

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 405 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    112
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9,977
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    585
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    13
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    174
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    380
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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 0
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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 5 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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 4 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

    Laura Stacy 10/17/2019 8:59 AM
    Water hydrates me, its basically the only thing that I ever drink. It allows me to wash dishes, clothes, take showers, brush my teeth, etc.
  • 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?

    Laura Stacy 10/17/2019 8:58 AM
    The next step that i can take is one that i actually challenged myself to, brushing your teeth without the water on! Or not running water the entire time that you are doing the dishes.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Laura Stacy 10/17/2019 8:56 AM
    One way that we can encourage others to make the switch is to have teachers encourage students to do this, EKU campus is a two-sided printing community, but many students print their own material maybe in their dorm room like I do, and before this challenge, i never really thought about making such a small change in my printing settings, so sometimes a reminder is nice!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Laura Stacy 10/17/2019 8:54 AM
    When you use items around your house or in your dorm, you can think about how you can reuse that, now or in the future, or if you can go and recycle it. That item may be used to fix something else or another problem that you have, some DIY project you want to try, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

    Laura Stacy 10/17/2019 8:52 AM
    Seeing the sunset/sunrise (its usually sunset in my case) it is very beautiful and it is a celebration of another day that we have had, and it is a very good way to connect better with the Earth and watch the change, i agree with the assertion.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Laura Stacy 10/17/2019 8:50 AM
    Walking instead of driving makes you focus more on nature and the people that are around you versus in a car you are just worried about the cars around you, your music, or getting to where you are needing to go very quickly.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

    Laura Stacy 10/06/2019 7:56 AM
    Implications for a community are the lack of grocery stores close to a person so that they have access to healthy food options, and in low income families, they have a harder time buying healthier foods because they are on food stamps and those foods are more expensive. Better options in gas stations, dollar generals, and being able to use food stamps and WIC at farmers markets are better options for families.