October 11 - October 25, 2017

Kevin ONeil

Saluki Green Action Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 258 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Complete a Recycler / Composter Training

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Kevin ONeil 10/25/2017 11:16 AM
    I procured a composting bin. The previous tenant left a mound of compost in my back yard, so I can shovel that on top of my compostables!

  • Kevin ONeil 10/20/2017 9:56 AM
    I observe (I presume) students sitting in their cars in SIU parking lots with the engine running, using their devices; trying to come up with a less confrontational approach than "How's zer0 miles per gallon working for you?" It has to be brief, to the point, and encouraging: Shouldn't be a huge challenge to a journalism major.

  • Kevin ONeil 10/19/2017 6:12 AM
    I procured an electric charcoal starter to use up what the previous tenant left behind (including a Weber)!  I'll return it to my brother who uses it in his summer home in Northern Wisconsin.

  • Kevin ONeil 10/18/2017 11:06 AM
    I try to select "SLEEP TIMER" every time I turn on a TV (to go off within 10 minutes of when the program ends), especially at night, rather than dozing off with the TV on...

    • Austin Nunn 10/18/2017 11:19 AM
      I learned that from my great-grandmother when I was a little kid & I still do it to this day.