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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Vanessa Smith

B&D NYC The Big GREEN Apple

"My mission is to be very observant when it comes to using water, electricity, disposing of waste and anything that can help us save the planet."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 301 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    384
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Vanessa's Actions

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy Food And Water Only

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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