April 3 - April 24, 2019

Alison Quinn

Team Comsewogue

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 409 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Challenges

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 3 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
DAILY 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 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 12 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Alison Quinn 4/25/2019 10:09 AM
    The Challenge offered information on new ways to help our environment.  Also, it was a good experience to learn from the experiences of colleagues and coworkers.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Alison Quinn 4/25/2019 10:08 AM
    I can definitely use fewer straws!  Need to change to paper straws!
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Alison Quinn 4/22/2019 8:08 PM
    I literally packed more people into one car instead of taking two cars for a short family outing.  Everyone wore their own seatbelt, of course. Things were a bit squished but safe, and we had some laughs, too.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

    Alison Quinn 4/16/2019 6:24 PM
    Because my town has stopped recycling shredded paper, I need to do research to learn how best to use or get rid of shredded paper.
  • 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 eating smaller portions?

    Alison Quinn 4/16/2019 6:21 PM
    Eating smaller portions can support steadier blood sugar levels.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

    Alison Quinn 4/16/2019 6:20 PM
    A lot of our eating traditions are passed from generation to generation.  When we are open-minded, we can learn about new ways to eat.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Alison Quinn 4/16/2019 6:18 PM
    Next is to turn off technology that is not being used.

  • Alison Quinn 4/15/2019 5:11 PM
    I received a bracelet made of recycled plastic as a gift; it was purchased from a company that removes plastic from ocean waters.  

  • Alison Quinn 4/13/2019 8:15 PM
    My husband is joining the challenge today! :)
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Alison Quinn 4/11/2019 2:45 PM
    It can be frustrating to choose food or goods in non-plastic containers which can be more expensive, but spending the money is an investment in the future.