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Caitlyn Montgomery

1STEP Closer to Changing the World!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 370 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    450
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    0.6
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Caitlyn's Actions

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Food Packaging

I will only purchase bulk food items and avoid all single-package items.

COMPLETED 0
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Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

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Water

Research My Water Supply

I will learn more about my own local watershed and where my water comes from and identify any conservation or water quality issues.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my dorm room or home and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Gratitude

I will write down three things that I am grateful for each day OR reach out to thank someone who's doing something positive for our world's health and well-being each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Launch Recycling

I will start a recycling program at my school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Physical or Mental Mindful Practices

I will spend 30 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Watch A Water Documentary

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Print Double Sided

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore Campus Nature

I will spend time getting acquainted with the nature on or near my campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Study Breaks

I will take regular study breaks to de-stress.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Turn off water for soap

I will turn off the water when I am putting soap on my hands and in the shower when I am putting soap on my body. I have been trying to do this to save water but making it a daily goal will encourage me to keep going.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/31/2017 12:50 PM
    Is it bad that I make my boyfriend and my best friend guilty when they aren't being as eco-conscious as I am?... I'm glad it is helping them change at least. I wish it could work with my family in the same way.

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/31/2017 11:59 AM
    So I've started this new marker collection, which is reusable markers where you can refill them and replace the tips and all that good stuff which I think is pretty awesome, rather than just throwing out markers, but it's also proving to be really good because I like them so much that I am actually taking breaks from my homework to use them! :D

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/31/2017 7:55 AM
    Busy helping prepare for the waste audit (which is separate from the food waste audit that just occurred in Pav)... you know, when I'm not doing my boat loads of homework that is due by midnight... But I'm excited to be helping with this! We should be officially starting on Monday next week :)

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/28/2017 9:24 PM
    I always struggle deciding which environmental impact is worse, thinking about waste vs energy vs water, because some situations could potentially save on one by increasing another... Anyone have any ideas?

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/27/2017 3:36 PM
    So I came home last night and got so annoyed by how many lights were on, it was completely unnecessary... I wish I could get my parents to care though, mainly my dad..

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/26/2017 9:42 AM
    When you feel like you are constantly turning off the lights in your suite because no one else does...

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    Caitlyn Montgomery 10/24/2017 2:05 PM
    Does the power going out count as turning off lights/electronics? Just kidding. Honestly though, if it were nicer out I would prefer not having my light on in my room and just using the natural light from outside.