October 11 - October 25, 2017

Troy Builta

SUSTAINABLE SAINTS

"Do or do not, There is no try! "Yoda" "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,045 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    927
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent exercising

Challenges

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

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

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

I will learn about paid leave and its impact on health and wellness at a personal and societal level and how I can help advocate for paid leave in my company and at the national level.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Take Control

I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

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

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 15 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% more energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Troy Builta 10/26/2017 5:41 AM

    What a successful challenge this year! We had more members than last year and there was more teams and participants too! More people, bigger impact! Way to go, NWEI! and Thank you!

  • Troy Builta 10/26/2017 5:38 AM
    I'm just seeing this for the first time since yesterday afternoon! is it true? We WON!!!? If so...WAY TO GO, SUSTAINABLE SAINTS!!!

  • Troy Builta 10/25/2017 12:29 PM

    Keep up the momentum Saints! We are doing great so far, but you never know what will happen between now and midnight.

  • Troy Builta 10/25/2017 7:17 AM
    Come on Sustainable Saints!!! We need everyone to get in and do their part!!!

  • Troy Builta 10/24/2017 7:49 AM
    Two more days...It's going to be a beautiful day today, so go take a walk, check out Fall in action, and enjoy the sunshine too!

  • Troy Builta 10/23/2017 7:24 AM
    Only two more days...keep going!

  • Troy Builta 10/22/2017 1:15 PM

    Keep it up!

  • Troy Builta 10/20/2017 8:44 AM

    Get your kids involved and teach them, have them participate with you. You might be surprised on what they know...You can make it fun for everyone! 
    Keep going Sustainable Saints!!!


  • Troy Builta 10/19/2017 7:40 AM
    Keeping my sons showers at 5minutes too!!! 

    Doing Great Sustainable Saints! 

    Keep it up!!!

  • Troy Builta 10/18/2017 8:12 AM
    We can do this!!! This is the middle of the competition and we just took first! Now, we just need to keep going and don't give up, everyone and everyday counts!!! Go Sustainable Saints!!!