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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Christopher DCruz

AMD Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,136 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    98
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0.4
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    84
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Christopher's Actions

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Recycle black bags at work

Black PE Bags can be recycled but endusers usually disposes them, worked with the cleaners to collect and dump all black bags thrown away so that we can sort out the good ones for reuse instead of buying new ones. Done this for the past 3 weeks and saved about 7kgs of black bags recycled todate.... hurray

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Christopher DCruz 10/24/2017 8:42 PM
    My fellow colleagues are at full swing doing the black bags recycling....got a lot from the cleaners, also informed our endusers not to dispose any of the recyclable waste but to direct them to us as a one stop point for recycling.

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    Christopher DCruz 10/24/2017 8:39 PM
    I printed the above challenges and placed it at home and my office and realized that we are doing a lot of reduction effort subconsciously.... Thanks for the ECO Challenge, its helps to motivate to do more than usual with extra zest.... Appreciate it :)

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    Christopher DCruz 10/23/2017 12:56 AM
    Was able to accomplish 12 out of 13 by last week, the last one can be done by this week. Feel happy and able to credit myself for achieving things that i lag behind on a day to day. Looks like everything can be done once you put your mind to it, hoping to prolong this stamina further. Also realised my weight dropped from 86 to 81kgs, feeling great and happier....wish all of you be able to do what you planned for asap.

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    Christopher DCruz 8/17/2017 3:24 AM
    You are already actually doing it without realising it, to put it down on paper or such challenges will emphasize it more for awareness to yourself and others.... let's go for it

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/12/2017 3:48 PM
      Love the support, Christopher! Let's take it to the win! :)