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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Lisa Brown

Green Offices @ UT Austin

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 508 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    34
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8.0
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    8.0
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning

Lisa's Actions

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 8 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Lisa Brown's avatar
    Lisa Brown 4/24/2019 5:46 AM
    I purchased an electric bike several years ago. Eventually, I switched to a regular bike. The electric bike purchase was motivated by environmental concerns, but it ended up leading me to gain confidence and skills with biking. Now, when possible, I use a combo of bike and bus to get to work.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Lisa Brown's avatar
    Lisa Brown 4/24/2019 5:44 AM
    This is a department-wide commitment. For nearly all meetings, staff can join remotely.

  • Lisa Brown's avatar
    Lisa Brown 4/19/2019 8:24 PM
    Pretty good. Have missed logging actions some days.