February 27 - March 20, 2019

JULIA BACKA

Goff Backa Alfera & Company - Certified Public Accountants

"My mission is to appease my appetite for a better world by helping to shift our social/economic landscape from focusing too much on consumption and monetary profit to focusing more on positive impact."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,086 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2,263
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

JULIA's Actions

Nature

Try an Outdoor Recreational Activity

I will try paddling, camping, biking or another outdoor recreational activity

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Sign Up for Air Quality Alerts

I will sign up to receive local Air Quality Alerts via EnviroFlash email notification

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Donate Unneeded Materials

I will donate unneeded materials to craft shops or places like the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 4 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant

I will use the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant finder to choose a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant when I dine out.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

Research Solar Panels

I will research whether solar panels are a reasonable option for my parents' house and find out what's necessary for my parents' to have them installed.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • JULIA BACKA 2/27/2019 8:33 AM
    I purchased flights last night to go visit my best friend in England in April.  Today I purchased carbon offsets for my flights.  I found it difficult to figure out exactly how much I needed to offset to I made two purchases.