Fred Taylor

Brattlevores

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 382 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    188
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 3 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 4 friends each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 0 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 2 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 3 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 60 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 3 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 4 OF 218
DAILY 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 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 0 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 5 OF 218
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • 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?

    Fred Taylor 3/13/2019 7:36 AM
    My water source has changed recently, since we moved from a house in the country to a condo in the city. Out in the woods, we had a dug well, and so we always had fresh water, right out of the spring fed ground. Now that we live in the city, it's a different story, and I'm not sure the answer. But I think Brattleboro's water comes from the Pleasant Valley reservoir, just outside of town.
       Interestingly, the two water sources have different challenges for us. In the country, our water was very hard, and so our pipes, our appliances, (and our insides
    ?) were corroded, and that was always a source of concern, even though I loved the fresh spring water. Now in the city, our water isn't hard, so it's easier on the system, but is chlorinated, as city water needs to be. So we have to use a water filter to make it more healthy. Either way, we're clear that drinking water out of the tap is better for us and the environment than from plastic bottles. So let's hear it for fresh water right from a local source!