April 3 - April 24, 2019

Charlie Garcia

Department of Public Health & Environment

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 437 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    324
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    24
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    324
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    281
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 54 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 42.04 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 6 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 6 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Charlie Garcia 3/29/2019 5:16 AM
    The majority of bills are sent electronic with a few still being delivered through the postal service. I will work on getting all billing electronically. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Charlie Garcia 3/29/2019 5:14 AM
    I have started to noticed the grass starting to turn green. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Charlie Garcia 3/20/2019 7:52 AM
    Adding window shades to windows throughout the house can help control temperatures in rooms. It also allows more natural lighting in areas depending on the type of shades. Home Depot has an amazing selection at reasonable prices. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

    Charlie Garcia 3/20/2019 7:44 AM
    Some benefits of making my home more energy efficient is the cost saving. Also knowing that I am contributing my portion in being mindful with energy usage.