October 11 - October 25, 2017

Kenzie Leach

NSC Sustainability

"Helping improve the sustainability of North Seattle College and the surrounding community"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 615 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    260
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    3
    people
    helped
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Challenges

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% more energy.

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

Health

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

I will learn about paid leave and its impact on health and wellness at a personal and societal level and how I can help advocate for paid leave in my company and at the national level.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

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

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Kenzie Leach 10/16/2017 10:52 AM
    Absolutely loving the EcoChallenge so far! I think that the small actions are really adding up like printing double sided, shutting down appliances when they aren't in use, and working on going paperless! How is everyone else's EcoChallenge going?

  • Kenzie Leach 10/13/2017 10:23 AM
    Hello NSC Sustainability! Thank you for checking in and participating in the EcoChallenge. We are hoping you will take some time to reflect on your actions and habits as you continue through the challenge. Often, we learn and grow even more when we take a minute to think deeply and critically about our actions and knowledge.

    Some things to think about:
    What action items have you found more difficult that you expected? Were there any actions you already do that you didn't realize were sustainable? How easy or difficult do you feel it would be to keep practicing these habits after the EcoChallenge ends? What have you learned so far from this challenge, either about yourself, your community, or sustainability? 

    Every few days, take a minute to pause and reflect on the challenge. If you would like, you can post your thought in the feed and hopefully spark some discussion for the team!

  • Kenzie Leach 10/06/2017 8:32 AM
    I am incredibly excited to get going on the EcoChallenge! I am looking forward to developing some new, more sustainable habits.