Shaelyn Peters

York College Spartans for Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 724 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    156
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Shaelyn's Actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

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

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/09/2020 6:55 PM
    collecting the water from the sink while waiting for the water to get warm/hot
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:40 PM
    Ask friends to go out for a jog, or take them to the gym, or go hiking, or walk at a park with my dog. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:39 PM
    Richer countries can afford the expensive meats, and enjoy them as delicacy, poor countries rely on more on veggies and rice and beans that can be grown in bulk without additional care and expenses that animals require. Eating animal products especially beef products release tons of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:35 PM
    Unplug other small devices such as toasters, blenders, chargers to eliminate excess power draw.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:34 PM
    I personally have a solar powered house, so I am not impacting anyone. But the neighborhood gets their electricity from biomass facilities. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:32 PM
    I plan on saving this money to pay off bills, and loans from college. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:30 PM
    We need to look for renewable resources if were going to sustain Earth's growing population. That's why I personally have a solar powered house, and spread the awareness of benefits solar power and other sources of sustainable energy can provides us.