February 27 - March 20, 2019

Megan Hicks

PWSA GIS

"I'm always trying to reduce my impact. This challenge is helping me stretch myself and create new healthy, sustainable habits! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 966 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    44
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Collect Rain Water

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Become a Master Recycler/Composter

I will sign up for one of Pennsylvania Resource Council's workshops on composting, rainwater conservation, home health and other conservation topics.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Feed


  • Megan Hicks 3/20/2019 4:43 AM
    Holy cow, it's the last day! Time flies! PWSA GIS team has done so well, thanks everyone!

  • Megan Hicks 3/19/2019 6:50 AM
    Tomorrow is the last day!

  • Megan Hicks 3/18/2019 5:48 AM
    Only two more days of the challenge!

  • Megan Hicks 3/17/2019 4:17 PM
    Logged in in the nick of time! 

  • Megan Hicks 3/15/2019 4:49 AM
    Only 5 days left! Gooooo team!

  • Megan Hicks 3/14/2019 8:05 AM
    It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Megan Hicks 3/13/2019 5:09 AM
    Keep up the good work, everybody!

  • Megan Hicks 3/12/2019 5:16 AM
    Committing to a sustainable lifestyle is great! But, I think technology will be what saves us all. I'm keeping an eye on carbon capture technology by subscribing to Carbon180's weekly newsletter. 


  • Megan Hicks 3/11/2019 5:25 AM
    Joined my neighborhood organization over the weekend. Looking forward to our trash cleanup day in April!

  • Megan Hicks 3/10/2019 10:10 AM
    Going for a walk in the park on this lovely spring afternoon!