October 11 - October 25, 2017

Amanda Coffman

University of North Alabama

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,106 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    156
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 14 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

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 14 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 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

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

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or utensils.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 4 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

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

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community.

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

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

Feed


  • Amanda Coffman 10/25/2017 8:46 PM
    Wow!  I did not meet all of my challenges but, I have been moving, literally!!

  • Amanda Coffman 10/23/2017 3:30 PM
    University of North Alabama EcoChallenge Team,
     Pick up your team T-shirt and get a Team Picture.
     Where: The Fountain
     When: Wednesday, October 25th at 4:30 pm
     Let's see if we can get all 240 teammates there!
     If you want to pick up your T-shirt early to wear on Wednesday, stop by my office in SET 433 or send me an e-mail at alhofacker@una.edu
    Please, pass this information on to your students and colleagues. 
     
    Roar Lions! 
    Dr. Coffman 
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  • Amanda Coffman 10/21/2017 12:21 PM
    At Target Recycling All We Can!! 
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  • Amanda Coffman 10/20/2017 7:30 PM
    Great sleep is the best Sara! 

  • Amanda Coffman 10/14/2017 8:03 PM
    I don't have Martial Arts on Friday and I fell a little short on active minutes but, I made up for it today with 61 hard minutes.  That is a total of 203 minutes of exercise since Wednesday. I like the weekly average approach.

  • Amanda Coffman 10/14/2017 7:55 PM
    Our EcoChallenge participation was covered by our Local Paper!

  • Amanda Coffman 10/14/2017 7:26 AM
    We traveled to Ecuador with Tears 2 Water this summer http://tears2water.org/.  I have been researching what MLB is doing to support and assist the people of Puerto Rico.

  • Amanda Coffman 10/14/2017 7:13 AM
    Today, I am so happy I got seven hours of uninterrupted sleep.  I am extremely grateful and proud to be an USU alum.  I am very grateful that for yesterday's exercise I took a walk and meandered through a handful of locally owned shops that I had not had the opportunity to yet visit.  It was really fun.

  • Amanda Coffman 10/13/2017 5:36 AM
    This is typically how my daily lunch looks.  As a chemist, I love my Pyrex, therefore my lunch containers are reusable glass.  I have multiple reusable coffee mugs and water bottles that I swap out daily, and I prefer reusable utensils.  To improve upon this, I added in the reusable napkin.  Additionally, sometimes I forget my utensils and I use disposable ones but, I am making sure that is not the case anymore.  I gave all the disposable ones away and I am not accepting anymore.
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  • Amanda Coffman 10/13/2017 4:57 AM
    I had not intended on posting my ‘I am grateful’ or ‘happiness’ thoughts everyday but, I guess am.  In short, today I am grateful for the day off, my doctor, and my colleagues.  In long, I am grateful that I have the day off to get caught up on research, grading, and writing recommendation letters.  I am extremely grateful that I have a doctor that works WITH me on my health and well-being.  I am so grateful that I work with like-minded, caring colleagues.

    • Danielle Wolf 10/13/2017 5:24 AM
      This is awesome and hints at a future I can feel hopeful for again. Thanks