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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Phillip Wright

ARROWSTREET EAST & SOUTH

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 336 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    108
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    108
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Phillip's Actions

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 54 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 6:04 AM
    Storm runoff picks up trash, oils, and other toxic chemicals that might be on the roads. As someone who has well water, I want to make sure the water I am getting is clean and potable. Globally, trash in oceans is a big problem. The negative impacts on marine animals and the overall amount of trash that gathers on shorelines is horrible. Everyone needs to do their part to help save the earth and its inhabitants in whatever way we can.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 5:59 AM
    I would like to prioritize minimalism, cleanliness, and order instead of having (and keeping) all sorts of material things that I don't even use and cause clutter.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 5:57 AM
    I have hard well water at my house, so we usually have bottled water available at home. I also reuse water bottles by refilling from a larger 5 gallon water supply connected to the fridge. It's not the best to use plastic water bottles, but we do our best to recycle everything we can.
  • 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?

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 5:46 AM
    Now that electric vehicles are becoming cooler (i.e. Tesla), the appeal for having one is something that is growing on me. The benefits of having a more fuel-efficient vehicle on top of having a nice/fun to drive car are definitely factors that will come into play next time I'm looking to purchase a vehicle.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 5:43 AM
    Now that I live in the suburbs, I rely on the commuter rail to get me into and out of the city. This means I don't have to sit in hours of traffic, slowly crawling down the road!
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 5:43 AM
    WebEx/GoToMeetings are the norm for projects that I have been working on. It is easy, convenient, and helps to be able to have quick meetings when needed to resolve issues.

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    Phillip Wright 4/10/2019 5:39 AM
    Late start, time to catch up!