October 11 - October 25, 2017

balakrishna goli

AMD Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,882 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    29
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    26
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of leave no trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

100-Mile Diet

I'm up for a serious challenge! I will only eat food that has been raised and cultivated within a hundred-mile radius of where I live.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time 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

Waste

Complete a Recycler / Composter Training

I will sign up for a Recycler / Composter program in my area.

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

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Powering a Bright Future', with family, friends, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

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

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

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

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 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

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • balakrishna goli 10/25/2017 10:23 AM
    whats going on?

  • balakrishna goli 10/25/2017 9:32 AM
    5min shower to save water

  • balakrishna goli 10/25/2017 3:44 AM
    AMD Green Team in first place :-)

  • balakrishna goli 10/21/2017 10:31 PM
    Plant together.. lets make the world greener

  • balakrishna goli 10/17/2017 9:23 AM
    How's your challenge going?

    • Kate Barber 10/17/2017 1:44 PM
      Great! My two main ones were 1. to take shorter showers to conserve water and 2. to spend more time outdoors to foster even deeper appreciation for the environment. I've been doing great with #1 so I'm proud of that, but #2 is harder than I thought it would be. It's been tricky to make time for nature every day with a busy schedule! How is yours going?