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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Hans Pfister

Dickinson Green Devils 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 666 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,080
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    11
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    29
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,080
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    18
    pounds
    waste composted

Hans's Actions

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Submit Solar Air Heater Article to SOLAR ENERGY JOURNAL

Just submitted my article, titled "Prototyping Solar Air Heater Absorbers Using 3D-Printing Techniques," to the Solar Energy Journal. It includes 5 of my inventions / 2 years of solar energy research. This will be a "ONE-TIME ACTION"

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Mulch around Landscaping

Every spring I weed (not so much fun) the landscaped areas around the house and then put fresh mulch down (the fun part ... because it looks so nice)

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Trash Cleanup along side of road

Every year we clean up trash along the side of our road. This year we collected 42 lbs. of trash.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 10 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Branches to Mulch-Site - Mulch to Home

I bring branches and dead tree limbs to the Township's Mulch Site - They grind it up - They turn it into mulch - Township residents can bring the mulch home for free. Township policy: You have to load up the mulch into your trailer yourself. In April this is a 'weekly' activity for me. (Weekly Action)

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Learn About Renewable Energy

I will spend 10 minutes learning more about renewable energy alternatives (i.e. solar, wind, biomass) in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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