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February 27 - March 20, 2019
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Nicole Boback

Sustainable Dormont

"Making PGH greener, one small step at a time...for my girls. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 607 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    83
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Nicole's Actions

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 11
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

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 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

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Nicole Boback 3/20/2019 6:26 PM
    Cheesecake, even bad cheesecake, is my downfall

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    Nicole Boback 3/18/2019 5:16 AM
    Ok, trying to get back on track...I feel like I meet a lot of goals that aren't necessarily included on the challenge, or maybe I just chose the wrong challenges for myself. Trying now to focus on avoiding sugar, which is such a slippery slope! New week, new start!

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    Nicole Boback 3/05/2019 5:37 AM
    Who wants to help get some recycling in place at DE? I feel like I'm banging my head against a wall on this. Where do I even begin? 

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    Nicole Boback 3/05/2019 5:32 AM
    Does my daughter "need" glue to make slime? Kind of. But I probably don't NEED to throw other items into my amazon cart. 

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    Nicole Boback 3/04/2019 7:36 PM
    Refined sugar is my nemesis. 

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    Nicole Boback 3/03/2019 7:54 PM
    Tomorrow is the start of a new week...I’m going to nail this!

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    Nicole Boback 3/01/2019 11:30 AM
    It's been a busy week to try and start this, but I knocked a few items off the list and hope to get the rest of the family on board!