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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Kathleen Fitts

Oregon Dept. of Corrections

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 545 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Kathleen's Actions

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

Do at Home

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Saving Settings

Do at Home

I will learn about and update the power saving settings on my computer to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

Do at Home

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/20/2021 8:35 AM
    We're running out of time. Let's show the world that we care and start making better choices to protect our environment.
  • 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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    Kathleen Fitts 10/18/2021 8:34 AM
    Telemarketing and Unwanted Mail | USAGov
    Go here to opt out of junk mail USPS, email spam and telemarketer calls.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Kathleen Fitts 10/11/2021 8:12 AM
    Absolutely.  I need to ride a bike and insulate my house.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Kathleen Fitts 10/08/2021 12:54 PM
    I can open my curtains to heat my house while it's a cool but sunny day.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

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    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:53 PM
    The advantage to not driving my car so much. What a difference in my pocket and for the air.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:50 PM
    Heat and Cool naturally by opening or closing my curtains and windows.

  • Kathleen Fitts's avatar
    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:47 PM
    I joined this challenge because I care about the earth and I know that there are easy and attainable things that I can do to make little changes that will make a big difference.   Help me make a difference. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Heat and Cool Naturally
    What are other ways you could use the power of the sun to reduce your own environmental footprint?

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    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:43 PM
    Add solar panels to my roof
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Saving Settings
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Kathleen Fitts 10/07/2021 3:42 PM
    Turn off lights in rooms that I am not using.