April 4 - April 25, 2018

Ruth Nunez

Comerica Bank

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 985 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    320
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Tour a Green Roof

#73 Green Roofs

I will set up a visit to tour a green roof in my city, and ask about the codes and process for installing a green roof.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.66 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1 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

Upgrade My Windows

#31 Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Rooftop Solar Consultation

#10 Rooftop Solar

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 3:11 PM
    cars pollution ( one person on each car mostly)  we should carpool or ride a bike.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 3:09 PM
    doing laundry after 6:00 pm. (full loads)  and short showers .
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Toilet Bank
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 3:07 PM
    saving water in tanks and use it for everything like in the old days
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 3:04 PM
    The way that the city cleans every six months the sewage.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of this?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 3:02 PM
    slimming down, and be healthier
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Tour a Green Roof
    What did you learn on your green roof tour?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 3:00 PM
    I learned that a green roof is a roof partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 2:30 PM
    We're getting new insulation at home and solar panels.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Plan to Insulate
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 2:29 PM
    turning off lights that are not necessary, doing laundry at evenings, and solar panels.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel?

    Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 2:27 PM
    I've done it sometimes for exercise and saving money.

  • Ruth Nunez 4/25/2018 2:23 PM

    I did learn how to save food and money