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Samantha Vite


Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 480 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Samantha 's Actions


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.



Use Reusable Bags

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



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    Samantha Vite 10/27/2020 9:46 PM
    My campus ecochallenge went very well, I accomplished my goals, and I plan to try and continue these challenges in my every day life as much as I possibly can!

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    Samantha Vite 10/13/2020 8:09 PM
    This weeks ecochallenges are going good so far! Today I turned down any bags and any reusable cups that I was offered at the dining hall, in order to reduce my disposable waste. Instead of using bags I used my hands to carry all of my items!

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    Samantha Vite 10/08/2020 11:36 AM
    So far my eco challenge has gone well I haven't had to use any disposable bags, because I just carried my purchases out with my hands. The same goes for water-bottles I have only used my reusable water bottle for water, however today when I got coffee at Einsteins they wouldn't allow me to use my own reusable coffee mug, due to Corona Virus, which was kind of a bummer.  I have also continued to power off all of my electronics when needed!

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    Samantha Vite 10/06/2020 10:48 PM
    My campus eco challenges have been going well, today I remembered to turn off my computer whenever I was not using it. I also have been using my reusable water bottle instead of any plastic water bottles!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Samantha Vite 10/01/2020 3:08 PM
    When I find myself in this situation of needing a bag to carry my things, and if I don't have a reusable one at hand, I normally will just not use a bag and find other ways to carry my purchases. For example, I will ask for a friend or family member's help, or I would just use the cart to bring my items to the car. In order to avoid using plastic bags, I will make sure I always have a reusable bag and hand, and or have someone to go with me to the store, just in case if I need help and don't have a reusable option. A few things I will do to make this easier for myself is to have a reusable bag in my car, and next to my door!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Samantha Vite 10/01/2020 3:03 PM
    Other easy things I could do daily to help reduce my environmental footprint is shut off and unplug everything in my dorm whenever I leave it. Although, this is a simple action, it can be hard remember to always shut off everything, especially when I'm in a rush.