October 11 - October 25, 2017

Kelly Wacker

University of Montevallo

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 341 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    319
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    200
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent exercising

Challenges

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 5 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 6 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

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

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 10 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 4 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Kelly Wacker 10/25/2017 3:26 PM
    My final action today was to donate to Carbonfund.org as a way of purchasing a carbon offset for a flight I'll be taking in December. I've been thinking about doing this and participating in the EcoChallenge gave me the nudge to actually do it.  While carbon offsets are not a panacea, its better than doing nothing.  I wish that all airlines offered a carbon offset fee that you could choose when purchasing your ticket.  

    • Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 4:15 PM
      That is a very good idea! With all the other fees they tack on, I'm sure this one wouldn't increase the prices too much:)