February 27 - March 20, 2019

Vita Porobil

Sustainable Dormont

"The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 949 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    14
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    209
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Vita's Actions

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

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 20
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable straws, plates, cups, or cutlery.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
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

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 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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my sustainability actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Feed


  • Vita Porobil 3/18/2019 6:43 AM
    I'm surprised that I've hit my "get outside" challenge as much as I have given this bipolar weather! Is it spring yet?!

  • Vita Porobil 3/16/2019 5:21 PM
    Love the Friday fish frys but hated using all that styrofoam!

  • Vita Porobil 3/11/2019 5:00 PM

    • Clare Moore 3/13/2019 1:09 PM
      Joanna, cilantro doesn't like a lot of heat.  I don't know when you planted or where, but that can be a problem.

    • Joanna Bouldin 3/11/2019 8:45 PM
      Jealous!! I’m not exactly a green thumb but cilantro has always proven a unique disaster. What’s your secret?

  • Vita Porobil 3/07/2019 4:28 PM
    Failed at my disposables challenge today (unprepared at work) and failed on taking a walk the other day because I was sick, but otherwise finding all of these things very easy to implement! The challenge is also making me think more about other choices I make on a daily basis that impact the environment. I'm so glad I'm doing this!

  • Vita Porobil 3/01/2019 9:47 AM
    Toilet tank bank installed! I picked one up on Amazon for a few bucks. I'd never heard of these before. Our house has old toilets that we're not ready to replace yet so I am looking forward to saving some water!
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  • Vita Porobil 2/28/2019 6:23 AM
    Day two! I've got to say it's easy to do my "get outside" and "take a walk" challenges with a new puppy in the house. ;) But going to the office today so I have to remember not to use any of those disposable cups/plates/utencils!

  • Vita Porobil 2/27/2019 8:29 AM
    And if anyone else signed up to do the online energy audit, here's a link for that too! https://www.duquesnelight.com/energy-money-savings/watt-choices/residential/online-home-audit

  • Vita Porobil 2/27/2019 8:18 AM
    Welcome to day 1! I just signed up for a composting workshop next weekend. It's free! Anyone want to join me? :) https://www.facebook.com/events/1040018079518581/