October 2 - October 23, 2019
October 2 - October 23, 2019

Green Demons

DePaul University

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 643 This Week
  • 8,265 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    58
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    20
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    8
    advocacy actions
    took
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    131
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    9
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    46
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    370
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    282
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    615
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    190
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    8
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    9
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    22
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    31
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    2
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    52
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    food waste avoided
  • up to
    34
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,327
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    43
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,436
    minutes
    spent learning

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  • October 21 at 8:57 PM
    So far meal prepping and zero waste has been the most difficult, but also the most convenient (if that makes any sense). By meal prepping, I didn't have to worry about getting up early to make my lunch so it saved me a lot of time in the morning. By using reusable containers, I didn't have to worry about holding onto garbage! I've been reducing...
  • October 21 at 8:49 PM
    I try to limit my single use waste as much as possible but I think if I were to bring my own to-go containers I could eliminate even more. A lot of the reason I don't is just because I forget or don't plan ahead. I've thought before about just having containers and silverware that I bring everywhere so I have them just in case.Another place I...
  • October 21 at 8:46 PM
    Two small trees directly in front of the house, triggers something amazing. I personally noticed several neighbors peering in on my work. I anticipate more trees going up around the neighborhood soon. Regardless of their awkward positioning, the tree cannot be purely envisioned in an aesthetic framework.
  • October 21 at 8:43 PM
    I have been absent from the site for quite some time. Recent events including the removal of wisdom teeth and my sister's job change have required from me a ton of communication and unexpected responsibilities. I have still been environmentally conscious. I have spent the last week turning my garden's soil. Slavoj Zizek's meditations on trash...
  • October 21 at 8:37 PM
    I use a Brita filter. I have used one since the Eco-Challenge started. Chicago leaded piping is a major concern. Union disputes long ago have stigmatized the use of the water supply at home for more than washing dishes. It is true that the service pipes have been introduced to a calcified coating that prevents water/lead contact, but constant...
  • October 21 at 8:33 PM
    I always keep a tote in the car, in case a momentary splurge becomes warranted. If not, I will carry my purchase within my arms. Walking out of a store with a balancing act of eggs, milk, and spinach may seem odd, but so is carrying around a thin veil of plastic that is the death sentence for a fish. 

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