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February 27 - March 20, 2019
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Amy O'Neill

PITTSBURGH ZOO PANGOLINS

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 931 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    442
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    whole food meals
    consumed

Amy's Actions

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% more energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 22
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Amy O'Neill 3/20/2019 6:23 AM
    NY Times: 8 Things You Can Do to Care for the Planet
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/smarter-living/8-things-you-can-do-to-care-for-the-planet.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR1dqqSZA0JDiIB_jgPtLV52ctNLJvuF4buPj_ofW_mO3elg3dr1xafdcdc

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    Amy O'Neill 3/19/2019 5:56 AM

    Stream Monitoring Workshop for the Shell Falcon Pipeline


    https://breatheproject.org/event/stream-monitoring-workshop-with-allarm-and-mountain-watershed-assoc/

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    Amy O'Neill 3/16/2019 6:09 AM

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    Amy O'Neill 3/14/2019 10:40 AM
    The State of Maryland bans Styrofoam containers and cups!
     
    https://www.wbaltv.com/article/foam-food-container-ban-bill-passes-house/26799078?fbclid=IwAR0ZwkVzn4HZmnpCW2XepW-hn66GQHkQdQ3BjeWBRdULdGIsyLVGXwyHZL0

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    Amy O'Neill 3/13/2019 6:27 AM
    Another reason to love Trader Joe's!

    https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/trader-joes-plastic-waste/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=global&utm_campaign=general-content&linkId=64542186&fbclid=IwAR0ujEWDh9Rk-sBrfxUL4pSzrY-yaCq8BzfE9zjcBzORcyOdtOvQLt7R3bs

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    Amy O'Neill 3/08/2019 7:54 AM
     

    Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change 

    http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2019/3/statement-ed-phumzile-international-womens-day-2019

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    Amy O'Neill 3/07/2019 10:27 AM
    https://futurism.com/the-byte/single-use-plastics-ban-eu?fbclid=IwAR0-dxAv2yI5jRX2L42wND7oNZDGl-742dJ4iDDUipfTfzRVun_gfIZ2O5w

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    Amy O'Neill 3/06/2019 12:13 PM
    https://metro.co.uk/2018/02/14/best-thing-give-lent-plastic-not-chocolate-7312789/?ito=social&fbclid=IwAR3zhU3RDULzxY4MrIS1cegQDoK41J26t5QOOuGvGhOwud7FlriIQLih4ZA

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    Amy O'Neill 3/04/2019 12:56 PM

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    Amy O'Neill 3/03/2019 2:35 AM
    Happy World Wildlife Day! https://www.wildlifeday.org/