February 27 - March 20, 2019

Lucy de Barbaro

Conservation Nation

"Don't lose sight from the gains we could make in buildings' efficiency!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 498 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    320
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Challenges

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will at least 200 minutesr esearching or test driving an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Lucy de Barbaro 3/15/2019 1:01 PM
    I wonder if homeowners and renters out there are aware that average household in our state contributes 11 tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere annually, just from electricity and gas (or other fuel) usage in the home. What to do with that info? Tackle actions that help to reduce these two components!

  • Lucy de Barbaro 3/14/2019 4:13 AM
    Making great garden cleanup progress. It would not have been possible if the weather did not finally break, and some warmth did not come. Few plants poking from the ground already :)

  • Lucy de Barbaro 3/10/2019 4:13 AM
    I'm very happy to see that "Make Smart Home Upgrades" is one of the 5 resources available to I Am Sustainable challenge participants under "Energy" and... it does lead to CCI's website!

  • Lucy de Barbaro 3/03/2019 1:04 PM
    I am lucky to be located close to Frick Environmental Center and the best outdoor experience place in Pittsburgh: Falls Ravine Trail. This week, work took me to FEC - we were planning and delivering materials for the incoming Energy Efficiency Fair, to be held on 3/10 in the afternoon. It is a joint event of Conservation Consultants, Inc., and Pittsburgh Park Conservancy, where people can learn how to improve their home's efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. More info at www.getenergysmarter.org/events.

    On my daily walks in this part of the park, I found juncos, white-throated sparrows, red-winged black bird, yellow-shafted flicker, downy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, carolina warbler, winter wren, grey titmouse and some finches. What a place!