October 11 - October 25, 2017

Nicola Knipe

Deloitte Green Dot

"We all live downstream."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 431 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    96
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Food

Cook New Recipes

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Buy Food And Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water during the Challenge.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

I will eat 1 meal(s) outside each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Have Meetings Outside

I will schedule 30 minute(s) of work meetings or phone calls outside each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at my school, grocery market, or workplace.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Nicola Knipe 10/25/2017 5:16 AM
    Huge challenge not to purchase anything but food and water! Fish food counts as food, but we are out of laundry detergent . . .

  • Nicola Knipe 10/24/2017 5:42 PM
    We are slowly replacing our lawn, that most useless of ground covers! The lawn industry is a frightening monoculture of chemical pesticides and endless thirst for fresh water. Instead, we plant native flowers, vegetables, and herbs, and have just added a tiny fish pond that cycles nutrients -- and may become a meditative spot for those leisure moments I expect to have one day.

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  • Nicola Knipe 10/20/2017 7:21 PM
    Not eating animal products means all food waste can go in the garden compost. Yay!

  • Nicola Knipe 10/18/2017 4:33 PM
    Made my goal to work outside, eat outside, exercise outside. Feels great. Also, conference calls are more fun with chipmunks.

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  • Nicola Knipe 10/16/2017 5:10 PM
    Feeling guilty that I signed up to keep a nature journal and just spent 13 hours at my desk. Tomorrow I WILL go outside.

  • Nicola Knipe 10/15/2017 7:35 PM
    Today I assembled my road kit: reusable bag, napkin, table ware, and water bottle. Ready for travel!
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  • Nicola Knipe 10/12/2017 4:20 AM
    I am glad to be working from home this week! I am usually on the road and it is much easier to be sustainable at home. For example, every day in another city I buy lunch, which is packaged and bagged and comes with napkins and plastic tableware. What if we had a "road kit" with a small bag, cloth napkin, recycled tableware that we reuse -- then we'd just have the actual food carton to throw away. Hmm, I think I just convinced myself to try it!