October 11 - October 25, 2017

Carey Compton

NJDEP EcoLogicals

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 526 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Challenges

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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Uncompleted
One-Time 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 12 OF 15
DAILY 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

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY 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

Feed


  • Carey Compton 10/25/2017 12:47 PM
    Looking forward to putting all the sustainable challenges into more daily sustainable habits for the rest of the year until we come together again during the next 2018 Ecological Challenge to add even more.  Thank you.

  • Carey Compton 10/24/2017 6:31 PM
    We have an electric mower and have planted more and more areas with drought resistant grass so I think that counts.  I will also continue to plant more and minimize the lawn area the rest of the year until we are challenged again in 2018 in the Eco Challenge.  Thank you for the fun in learning how to become more sustainable one habit at a time. 


  • Carey Compton 10/23/2017 3:56 PM
    Email from my energy audit so I have more to look into

    Thanks for taking the time to find out how you can make your home more efficient. Here are the results from your Home Energy Review

    If you own your home, here are a few things you can do to get started on the path to saving energy: 

    If you rent your home, check out the following resources: 

    We're here to help with any questions you may have. Please feel free to email us or call 1.866.368.7878 to talk about how you can get more from your energy.

    Sincerely,
    Energy Trust


  • Carey Compton 10/23/2017 3:48 PM
    I took one 20 minute walk in the am, one 1hour walk over two bridges at lunchtime and now will go for a 30 minute walk this evening.  Yes the morning and evening ones are for the dog but I do enjoy getting out too, even when its dark.  

  • Carey Compton 10/17/2017 6:02 AM
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    As part of my decluttering I am putting out household and gently used clothing items for the Vietnam Veteran's Association to pick up, today 

  • Carey Compton 10/16/2017 2:14 PM
    I am eating vegetarian for 3 meals plus snacks per day though. 

    • i q 10/23/2017 8:33 AM
      I couldnt figure  out how to reply to your relpy so you'd see it so I'm doing it here.

      Thanks for letting  me know about what you learned at the recycling talk.  I had no idea.  I felt  a little obvious carrying out that noisy paper bag this morning, but maybe that's a good thing.  We all share a big recycling bin and when I looked in, I saw plastic bags at the bottom  which made me wonder if the bin will get emptied.  

      I haven't  yet figured out the trick to unfolding and opening a new one of those paper bags.  Luckily no one can see the yoga poses I go through trying to get it fully open.   I'm wondering if I'm supposed to lay it on the floor and crawl in and open it from the inside...

      Have a great vegetarian day!

  • Carey Compton 10/16/2017 2:13 PM
    Unfortunately I did not power down all I could last night (my phone needed a change as I fell asleep). Ugh.  

  • Carey Compton 10/15/2017 4:29 PM
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    Here is the veggie burger box from tonight's dinner with a salad to top off a full 3 meal plus snacks of vegetarian eating. YUM! And feeling good. Try it. 

  • Carey Compton 10/14/2017 12:54 PM
    Another vegetarian meal  is this quick stir fry with soy-chicken  (plant based) thrown in.  Try it and feel better. 

  • Carey Compton 10/14/2017 12:52 PM
    Vegetarian is the way to go: feel better and take it day by day.  I eat oat cereal with fruit in the morning, and some of these types of dishes for lunch and/or dinner.  
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