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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Barb Syska

Lewis-Clark State College

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 184 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Barb's Actions


Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.



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.



Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

One-Time Action


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    Barb Syska 10/27/2017 1:32 PM
    I learned using refillable water bottles was a snap, easy to do, remembered most of the time. Turning my computer off has become a habit. I also tried to get our lights out more regularly at home, everyone helped so I think we are all practicing this one. Never did get the leaky faucet replaced but still plan on doing it. I found reading others comments pretty interesting, glad to hear others doing well, or at least trying. Hope to see everyone back next year; who knows where we will be.  Barb

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    Barb Syska 10/25/2017 3:30 PM
    I did get a paper cup for soda today.  I must have felt bad about it because I noticed I got a paper cup... but I have been refilling my water bottle with water!

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      Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 4:11 PM
      The awareness this challenge has brought is incredible! Some of the things I wouldn't have thought twice about before are getting my attention right away now.

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    Barb Syska 10/24/2017 9:12 AM
    These things are becoming habits, now I need to remember to login!

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    Barb Syska 10/19/2017 9:59 AM
    So far I am following along and remembering to do the things I signed up for.  We are having a meatless day today even though I did not register. We are also turning out the lights at home, boy we are bad at leaving lights on all day.

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    Barb Syska 10/16/2017 3:49 PM
    Doing okay with the water, have not even had time to change out the kitchen faucet, and it drips away. There has to be free time in my life somewhere.

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    Barb Syska 10/13/2017 5:15 PM
    It is the end of the day and I will be powering down my computer for the weekend.  Hope others do the same.

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    Barb Syska 10/12/2017 9:22 AM
    This is going to be an easy habit, just fill my water bottle when I come in.

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    Barb Syska 10/12/2017 9:21 AM
    I actually remembered to turn off my entire computer...

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    Barb Syska 10/11/2017 10:39 AM
    I have a couple full water bottles on my desk now so I do not automatically reach for a bottle of water. I notice I am drinking more water too.

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    Barb Syska 10/06/2017 1:18 PM
    I have a leaky faucet that needs to be replaced, over 4 months now. I purchased the new faucet, perhaps this will get me to change it out. It is a job for me though.