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Elizabeth Hiser

West Chester University

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 327 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    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 straws
    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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

COMPLETED 0
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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
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

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY 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

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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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.

  • Elizabeth  Hiser 's avatar
    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.