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Elizabeth  Hiser 's avatar

Elizabeth Hiser

West Chester University

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 327 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    6.6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    7
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • UP TO
    13
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    10
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    510
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    1
    plastic straw
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    2
    whole food meals
    consumed

Elizabeth 's actions

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

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Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, work on starting one, or find a local community garden to get involved with.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 120 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

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Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

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Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 3 meal(s) each day from local producers.

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

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Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

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Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

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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.

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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 each day that I do this.

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Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 7 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Elizabeth  Hiser 's avatar
    Elizabeth Hiser 4/22/2020 6:08 AM
    We always pull the plug on our modem every night and unplug cords from the wall when a unit (iPad or phone) is not being charged.
    Also, my cell phone is mostly used as that, a phone when I am not at home.  At home, it is turned off so it does not need charging often.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Elizabeth  Hiser 's avatar
    Elizabeth Hiser 4/20/2020 6:52 AM
    By setting a time for adjusting to changes in temperature outside, the house can maintain a comfortable feeling instead of playing catch-up to the change which seems to take longer.

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    Elizabeth Hiser 4/20/2020 6:47 AM
    My outdoor commitments have been difficult due to the change in weather and/or temperatures since I signed up.