April 1 - April 30, 2020

Lois Vitt Sale

Team Wight

"I am part of nature, 365 days a year, and I like to keep my nest in good condition."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 658 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    69
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    38
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    69
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    527
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lois's Actions

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 3 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

Bringing home unique souvenirs from trips you’ve enjoyed is meaningful, and giving people unique gifts from other places is fun. Seek souvenirs and gifts that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Water-Friendly Beauty Products

Avoid beauty products with micro beads or harsh chemicals that will feed into the ground and your water supply.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Dishwasher Efficiency

I will scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher and only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Lois Vitt Sale 4/22/2020 7:48 AM
    Happy 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!  Thinking today that most of you who are part of this challenge weren't even born in 1970.  This is also the 50th year of the birth of the USEPA, the agency that issued the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts.  I remember New York City before the Clean Air Act when catalytic converters weren't on our cars and a lot of garbage was incinerated with no filters on the stacks.  Buildings were black and so was the inside of my nose after being exposed on the city streets!  We owe a debt of gratitude to many scientists and policy makers who have gone before us and reclaimed much of the quality of our environment.  There's more to do, but we have a better place to work from due to those who began this work long before us.  Let's not let the current administration undo all that good work!

  • Lois Vitt Sale 4/10/2020 6:29 AM
    Many of these challenges are easy to earn in the time of Coronavirus.  Planning daily meals?  Using muscle power in lieu of vehicle miles for travel?  Some seem non-applicable.  Who's buying local gifts for souvenirs?  Who's traveling?  Nobody.  Who's limiting air travel?  Everybody!  This slow down is a win for carbon reduction, better air quality.  While we wrestle with the high social and economic cost, let's figure out how to put us back together better than we came into it.