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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Nick Dikas

Penn State EcoChallenge 2017

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 327 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.4
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Nick's Actions

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Nick Dikas 10/04/2017 3:31 PM
    Already wrote Transportation Services to encourage purchasing plug-in gas/electric hybrid and all-electric vehicles going forward.  This is fun and empowering!  I love that the Penn State administration and community is so sustainability-minded and look forward to taking on this challenge with all of you.