October 11 - October 25, 2017

Emily Tate

CSUMB Sustainable Otters

"be the change"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,064 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    168
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Challenges

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Go Paperless

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

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 14 OF 15
DAILY 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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:55 PM
    Shout out to my dad for joining the ecochallenge after I asked him to support me 

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:51 PM
    The challenge I unfortunately gave up on was "I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy." The audit I found started with asking for air conditioned square feet of the household, but the res halls aren't air conditioned. Then, I was asked for the monthly cost of my energy bill for the past year and I don't know that data. 

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:39 PM
    I noticed that this challenged me to eat more salads and I even found a dressing I like in the DC

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:38 PM
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     meat free breakfast

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:34 PM
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    We luv reusable bottles

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:32 PM
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     Getting outside and enjoying nature

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:29 PM
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     My "I got this" journal now has a full list of things I've been grateful for over the time of this challenge

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:28 PM
    Shoutout to my parents for letting me use their Netflix account to watch Forks Over Knives! Also to my friends for listening and discussing with me :)

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:22 PM
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    Reppin' CSUMB with my reusable mug!

  • Emily Tate 10/25/2017 8:22 PM
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    Reppin' CSUMB with my reusable mug!