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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Craig Diaz

Bardians and Our Community

"As a member of the Bard Office of Sustainability and an earth inhabitant, my mission is to not only to discover new ways to support a healthy environment, but to develop habits that perpetuate beyond the challenge and promote a sustainable future."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 723 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    63
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Craig's Actions

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Craig Diaz 4/15/2019 9:50 PM

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    Craig Diaz 4/15/2019 4:36 PM
    Stop by Campus Center tomorrow around 3-6 and earn some cool prizes for your drawdown efforts!

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    Craig Diaz 4/10/2019 5:12 PM
    The Bard Office of Sustainability can give away a piece of chocolate to our team members who post for the first time!

    • Laurie Husted's avatar
      Laurie Husted 4/11/2019 1:37 PM
      claim it by emailing reduce@bard.edu and we'll campus mail it to you!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Craig Diaz 4/10/2019 3:53 PM
    Most modern printers have a low ink setting and my laser printer has an override "low-toner" function to both combined get the most pages per ink cartridge!  

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    Craig Diaz 4/08/2019 6:18 PM

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    Craig Diaz 4/07/2019 7:37 PM
    Today I began a two-week assessment of how much single-use plastic my wife and I throw away!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

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    Craig Diaz 4/05/2019 3:02 PM
    The mindset of North Americans, the states moreso than others, is centered around the freedom to do as one pleases and a sense of privilege.  Because meat is a high value product (and for most is considered rather delicious), the consumption of meat provides for American pride.  
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    Craig Diaz 4/05/2019 2:56 PM
    Number one:  stop letting the water run while brushing your teeth.
    Number two:  wash dishes in a plastic bin with soapy water instead of with constantly running water, then rinse as needed.
    Number three:  not for everyone, but let use the toilet more than once before flushing.

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      Craig Diaz 4/05/2019 8:43 PM
      oh, and number four:  you don't need to shower every single day!

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    Craig Diaz 4/05/2019 2:53 PM

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      Craig Diaz 4/05/2019 6:46 PM
      I've seen it in other stores, but it does hit the wallet much harder.

    • Laurie Husted's avatar
      Laurie Husted 4/05/2019 2:58 PM
      Nice - 30 % post consumer content!  I am wondering if higher post consumer content is around

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    Craig Diaz 4/04/2019 4:45 PM
    Technically had only 1 meal today, but I figure that still fulfills the "3 meatless meals" goal.