April 3 - April 24, 2019

Joseph Strouse

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 230 This Week
  • 486 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 18 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

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 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Joseph Strouse 4/23/2019 11:47 AM
    Watched a video today on Methane Digester.... seems like an interesting way to heat ones home through the anaerobic digester process. MSU has one that is used to help meet the growing power demand  for their campus. I think that's pretty cool. I may have to look into the process on a small scale for my home when I get my greenhouse going. It could be a great way to heat it in the winter time. 

  • Joseph Strouse 4/09/2019 7:48 PM
    Switched over 2 bills to paperless. In fact my credit union even pays me a few times a month for being paperless. 

    • Elizabeth Dunham 4/10/2019 9:45 AM
      This is on my list to do for both me and Ron - we get so much unwanted mail at least cutting down on bank statements would save a lot!

  • Joseph Strouse 4/03/2019 5:02 PM
    Day one of the challenge in the books. I actually had two meatless meals today.... and I am still alive. lol