April 3 - April 24, 2019

Piper Warnagiris

Seton Hall University

"To help the Earth and show others ways to become more Eco-friendly."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,631 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    400
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    21
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    420
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time 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

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

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 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

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

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 10 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

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

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 3 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time 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

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Piper Warnagiris 4/24/2019 6:26 PM
    The last day of the Eco-Challenge, I hope everyone had fun and will be here for the challenge next year as well!

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/16/2019 9:36 AM
    Yesterday we had our Ecofest, it was awesome to see all of the stands people had and all of the research they did. Even when we had to change location last second, everyone was happy to help. Even had a bit of a mixup with which tables were which but it was all fine in the end.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/14/2019 12:40 PM
    Just found out that the endangered North Atlantic Right Whales had some babies! I hope to see this species get stronger and welcome to the world baby whales!

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/11/2019 8:07 AM
    Just found out that there is a lot of headway on making solar-powered cars a part of the industry. I cannot wait to see cars running every day off of power from the sun. Here is one company's prototype. Unfortunately, I don't know how long ago this was or from which company.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/08/2019 6:16 AM
    When  you are in an area where you unfortunately cannot have a garden that takes up too much space, you can still use a vertical garden so that it can still house many plants but still take up less space.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/06/2019 8:26 PM
    Found something called a Low Tox Box which is an eco-friendly monthly box to help the buyer become more eco-friendly in their everyday life.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/05/2019 8:13 PM
    Just found out about a thing called Bee Food Wrap which is an Eco-friendlier version to plastic wrap. Will do more research later and try to update.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/04/2019 4:55 AM
    A lot of people can be very Eco-friendly but still forget about one small thing, cotton swabs. The standard ones sold are made from cotton and small plastic sticks or cardboard sticks, however this company called 'Hydro Phil' has made some Eco-friendly cotton swabs where the sticks are made from bamboo so that they naturally biodegrade.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/03/2019 2:51 PM
    There's a company out there making capless shampoo bottles and they look pretty cool and even lower plastic levels in the ocean.

  • Piper Warnagiris 4/03/2019 6:20 AM
    The challenge has started today!!! Good luck to all, have fun, and go green!!