October 11 - October 25, 2017

Dana Wynn

SIUE Green Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 390 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    180
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    63
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    110
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    16
    conversations
    with people

Dana's Actions

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 30 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to -0.16 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 3 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Talk To My Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 4 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Involving My Children

I will involve my children in completing the actions I have selected during the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 1
DAILY ACTION

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 Action

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Dana Wynn 10/13/2017 11:08 AM
    HM.  I am just under 100 points for the week, maybe I should make a daily point goal and use this "feed" feature to get there too!
    I am thinking I can do a daily reflection of each action I completed.  Today, due to time constraints, I was unable to use public transit as my primary route of travel.  I am interested in learning more about the Zip Car program available at SIUE.  I am a commuter student from Alton and it is a 20 mile trip to campus.  This semester, however, I am in all independent study courses, with weekly lab meetings.  The commute to campus on Monday took an extra 30 minutes each way, however, I did not have to pay attention to the road and was able to read a couple of chapters.  Perhaps next week, I will attempt to get SOS work done during the commute.  We have a busy year ahead.

    • Connie Frey Spurlock 10/13/2017 3:13 PM
      Yes, you can earn points by sharing updates in your feed and by recruiting new members. **hint hint**

  • Dana Wynn 10/13/2017 10:58 AM
    Wow!  What a busy week as #EcoChallenge is underway!  On the first day, three captains from our team tabled in Morris University Center and got at least 20 more people to sign up for our #SIUEGreenTeam.  Woohoo!  Only a few days in and we are doing well collectively.  Let's keep it going #SIUEGreenTeam and be the #GreenerSIU:  part of an intra-system competition with SIUC.  

  • Dana Wynn 9/02/2017 9:10 PM
    Getting a great start on the #EcoChallenge 2017.  Cleaned and composted some berries this morning.  Made biscuits and eggs for breakfast and used the Tervis 3 times.  I did cave and buy 1 bottle of cherry coke, but I am recycling it and donating the coke bucks to my daughters school.

    Curious to find out so much more on the STL rideshare and Zip Cars that are available at our campus.  I could certainly cut down on expenses for simple maintenance of my own vehicle while also reducing emissions.

    • Dana Wynn 9/05/2017 5:01 PM
      I am very excited.  Our campus offers Zip Cars and I am definitely interested in giving that a try.  I always offer rides to Edwardsville from Alton if I am going, but my required times to be on campus are so sporadic that only my car or the bus would work.  

      When I travel to larger cities, I always use the public transit systems and have had very little trouble getting around.  

    • Sounds like you're getting a great head start! I look forward to seeing your work during the challenge. Transportation is a big component of most of our emissions; I've been looking into buying a hybrid or electric vehicle but it would be even better to use ridesharing.

      Prescott, NWEI Staff

    • Connie Frey Spurlock 9/03/2017 8:01 AM
      Nice! 

  • Dana Wynn 9/02/2017 6:15 AM
    My reusable mug story
    I work at Quik Trip, a convenience store.  Although I am working toward achieving sustainability, maybe the two don't seem to fit well together, but maybe they do.  

    I use a reusable Tervis mug to enjoy water, lemon water,  coffee and more everyday.