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Hans Pfister

Dickinson Green Devils 2020

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 544 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    10
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    57
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    45
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    690
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    24
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Hans's actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

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Waste

Deliver branches - bring back mulch

South Middleton Township has a compost/mulch center. I regularly bring branches, twigs, tree & bush clippings there - they grind it up with a gigantic chipper - they make the mulch - they cure it - I'll bring mulch home to the house (for free!) The township wins because the branches don't go to the landfill I win, because I get free mulch! The earth wins!

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Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

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Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

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Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 5 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as Powering a Bright Future, with classmate, friends, co-workers, or family.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Hans Pfister's avatar
    Hans Pfister 4/20/2020 8:05 AM
    Well, how many points do you get if you don't just turn the heat down by 2˚F but if you turn the heat OFF entirely?
    For the past 3 days our heat pump turned itself off ... I guess it needed a rest after working properly for so many years.
    Well, there are blankets ... and there is body heat!   Did you know that the average human body emits thermal energy at a rate of about 100W? (That's like the power emitted by one of those old fashioned 100W light bulbs)

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    Hans Pfister 4/01/2020 8:48 PM
    Covid-19 kept me teaching my class from home. I saved a total of 10lb of CO2 by not driving to campus and back home. H.