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February 27 - March 20, 2019
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Matthew Opdyke

Point Park University: Environmental Studies

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 333 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    660
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Matthew's Actions

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 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

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 7
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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    Matthew Opdyke 3/18/2019 12:20 PM
    This past weekend was a great time to get outdoors. Found potential nesting sites for the pileated woodpeckers that live in my woods. Spent time moving the chickens into the garden getting ready for spring - they do a great job at digging up the garden and eating grubs.

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    Matthew Opdyke 3/12/2019 9:42 AM
    I try to spend as much time outdoors so signing up for the nature challenges are easy. The food challenges are harder for me because I eat fish and meat but I did take the challenge for choosing sustainable fish which was interesting.

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    Matthew Opdyke 3/07/2019 2:22 PM
    I offered my environmental science class extra credit if they can beat me in the challenge. I will not be defeated.