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February 27 - March 20, 2019
Kaitlin  G.'s avatar

Kaitlin G.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

"I want to be more proactive about conserving energy and reducing waste in my daily routine."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 694 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    110
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    22
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    0.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

Kaitlin 's Actions

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time 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

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

I will only use muscle-powered transportation.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Kaitlin  G.'s avatar
    Kaitlin G. 3/15/2019 6:45 AM
    One more thought on critters at Phipps: If you ever spot a cat on the premises, let me know; I'll want to see how cute it is. Thanks!

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    Kaitlin G. 3/15/2019 6:40 AM
    Spring is on its way, and we'll start seeing more of our feathered friends soon! The CSL rooftop garden is a favorite spot for tiny goldfinches and wrens, and on the terrace outside of the Tropical Forest you can spot robins, cardinals and blue jays. As the weather gets warmer, we'll also likely see our resident red-tailed hawk gliding over Panther Hollow Lake. Try to match the calls you hear to the birds you see!

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    Kaitlin G. 3/15/2019 6:34 AM
    On a gorgeous day like today, be sure to get outside! Even if you don't have time to take a short walk, you can pop up to the rooftop garden and soak up some fresh air and sunshine. :)

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    Kaitlin G. 3/15/2019 6:33 AM
    I was wondering how Central Catholic stormed into first place, and it's because the students constantly post to their feed things like this: "RECYCLE ♻️ RECYCLE ♻️ RECYCLE ♻️ RECYCLE ♻️ RECYCLE ♻️"

    At least they've got enthusiasm, right? And I'll try to post more often, too... we're in the home stretch of this challenge!


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    Kaitlin G. 2/28/2019 6:37 AM
    So glad to see that more people are joining our team! Thanks to everyone who invited teammates!

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    Kaitlin G. 2/27/2019 6:40 AM

    My start to this challenge is going well, commuting by bus and then walking went fairly smoothly! I should have worn earmuffs, though - here's a tip for anyone else who is walking for this challenge: Dress appropriately for the weather and then some!