October 11 - October 25, 2017

saadi baig

AMD Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,500 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,905
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    100
    conversations
    with people

Challenges

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Buy Food And Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water during the Challenge.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Complete a Recycler / Composter Training

I will sign up for a Recycler / Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

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

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Powering a Bright Future', with family, friends, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

I will only use muscle-powered transportation.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

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

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Join a Quit-Smoking Program

I will join a smoking cessation program, and stick with it during the challenge, cutting out harmful air pollutants while improving my own health.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

100-Mile Diet

I'm up for a serious challenge! I will only eat food that has been raised and cultivated within a hundred-mile radius of where I live.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 6 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 6 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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