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Tessa Young

Alpha Phi Omega

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 246 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    131
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    16
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Tessa's Actions

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Tessa Young 3/31/2021 1:14 PM
    Due to the pandemic, my family tries to not use our cars as much. We are not going as many places and we are trying to reduce the amount of fuel we put into the environment. 

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    Tessa Young 3/31/2021 1:12 PM
    In my house, we always make sure when the sun is facing certain sides of the house we keep the curtains open to help heat the house with the sunlight. Otherwise, when it is warm out we close the curtains to keep it cool inside.

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    Tessa Young 3/31/2021 1:11 PM
    I never use the dryer anymore. I got a clothes rack that I hang all my clothes on when they come out of the washer. This way I am saving energy by not using the dryer. 

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    Tessa Young 3/31/2021 1:10 PM
    For that past month, I have switched to using cold water to wash my clothes.

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    Tessa Young 3/31/2021 1:09 PM
    I got my virtual annual check-up a few weeks ago. I met with my doctor to see if I had any new health concerns. 

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    Tessa Young 3/31/2021 1:08 PM
    I did not use water when I brush my teeth, I never leave the water running whenever I do use water. 
  • 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?

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    Tessa Young 3/23/2021 7:35 PM
    For arts and crafts night I printed out my coloring pages back to back instead of on separate pieces of paper.