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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Tony Ford

Carlisle Construction Materials

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 829 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    5.4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    350
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    2.6
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    16
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • UP TO
    6
    neighbors
    met
  • UP TO
    13
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1,880
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    1
    pound of paper
    has been saved
  • UP TO
    1,410
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    19
    pounds
    waste composted
  • UP TO
    128
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Tony's actions

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.

COMPLETED 15
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

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

RESEARCH LOCAL WASTE SITES

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Tony Ford 4/09/2022 8:25 PM
    Before mass production came into play, I believe that  most of the food that the world consumed was organic.  Now with big companies wanting to produce as much as they can and as quick as they can, fertilizers and chemicals are used to make the foods grow faster and larger.  If more people in the world demanded organic food, it could be done.

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    Tony Ford 4/07/2022 6:45 PM
    For the parents on the team with babies, my wife and I buy organic coconut oil and use that on their bottoms for any diaper rash or irritation instead of a diaper cream.  We also cloth diaper instead of using disposables.  My wife is addicted to cloth diapers so hit me up if you have any questions. Ha

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    Tony Ford 4/06/2022 6:39 PM
    We bought a compost bin.  My wife has always wanted to start a compost pile for gardening.  The kids are excited to throw fruit peelings and other things in to compost.

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    Tony Ford 4/06/2022 6:38 PM
    We are renting an older house that has all of the older light bulbs.  I bought a 16 back of LED's tonight and went around the house changing out the bulbs.

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    Tony Ford 4/06/2022 6:36 PM
    Being new to the area/state, I have plenty of new neighbors to meet.  I've met several while doing things outside and they'll be going for a daily walk or walking their dog.