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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Brian Chiappetta

Carlisle HERD

"To be less wasteful. And not to mention Win this competition."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 929 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    78
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    5
    donations
    made
  • UP TO
    154
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    62
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    25
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    450
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    water collection system
    installed
  • UP TO
    22
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Brian's actions

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 6
DAILY 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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gal (56 L) of water a day or 450 gal (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/21/2022 8:08 AM
    Because if we don't we won't have any food but corn and gruel. Which would pretty much mean extinction of all life on earth.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and/or touch?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/20/2022 6:25 AM
    Well you can hear the wind and birds chirping as well. Just is beautiful indeed.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/19/2022 8:03 AM
    By pointing out the great attributes of clean energy. Also that it can save money.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/19/2022 8:01 AM
    Well if there is any food waste i would put it into the compost.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/16/2022 3:43 PM
    I just buys clothes that are easy to make or are home made. Some of my reenactment gear is actually homemade and more comfortable.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/16/2022 3:42 PM
    You just don't realize it because well, once you through your stuff it is out of sight and out of mind. But i now will use less stuff and through out less.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/16/2022 3:40 PM
    It makes me feel better because now I don't stress to much about junk mail. I though don't know what the next step I will take to reduce my waste. I am doing a lot already.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/16/2022 3:37 PM
    That would probably be plastic bags and plastic cups, and also coffee cups. Instead of using these, I can use a reusable mug for coffee and other drinks. And as for the plastic bags i could use a cloth bag for groceries.  

    • Matt Demko's avatar
      Matt Demko 4/16/2022 7:30 PM
      I have a reusable cup on the car and at work.  It's hard to remember to bring in re-usable bags into the store.

  • Brian Chiappetta's avatar
    Brian Chiappetta 4/13/2022 5:42 AM
    I spent way more time than I thought I would to learn about our energy.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Energy Use an Energy Meter
    How can you make your dorm room, apartment, or house more energy efficient?

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    Brian Chiappetta 4/13/2022 5:41 AM
    I could turn off lights in rooms that I am not in. I could also turn off all  devices that I am not using.

    • julia xiao's avatar
      julia xiao 4/13/2022 3:37 PM
      U might not expect this but if u think about what u are going to take before opening ur fridge u will save more energy because there will be less electricity needed to keep the fridge cold and perhaps also less electricity needed for ur AC to keep ur house warm.