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Colleen Bickenbach

Lets Make A Difference!

"Lets make a difference one person at a time doing our part to help our world."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,673 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    98
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    147
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    49
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    69,627
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    147
    whole food meals
    consumed

Colleen's Actions

A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 3 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 15.41 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 7 new neighbor(s) this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 7 meatless meal(s) and/or 7 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Keep An Ecological Principles Journal

I will keep a journal this week as I observe ecological principles in action in my backyard, neighborhood or community.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Start a Sustainability Journal

I will start a sustainability journal, capturing my thoughts, concerns and learning about sustainability issues.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

I will learn what local organizations are working on sustainability issues and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Research Renewable Energy Options

I will find out if my local utilities offer an option for supporting renewable energy investment.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 10 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Action

A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 30 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 7 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 21 meal(s) free of processed foods each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 21 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/24/2020 8:49 AM

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/22/2020 2:58 PM
    I need to add another challenge. 

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/21/2020 3:43 PM

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/19/2020 5:27 PM
    I continue to deep clean offices and students rooms. Cleaning and disinfecting is a priority and needs to be taken seriously with the pandemic. We do take our responsibility seriously and we are working hard.

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/18/2020 4:37 PM
    Watching current events : Orange county is giving out free PPE for business which are located in Orange County. Business can only have 50 or less employees.
    I am cleaning students rooms on UCF campus.

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/18/2020 4:29 PM

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/16/2020 9:04 AM
    Awesome documentary about the birds which live in Yellostone. 

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    Colleen Bickenbach 5/11/2020 4:29 AM
    I read some literature about installing solar panels for my home. Our electric bills are low, we do not run the air or heat much, and we very rarely use the dryer . Our refrigerator,  computer,lights,freezer, washer,and t.v  are the items we use ;however,  we are careful to turn lights off when we are not in the rooms.When we wash laundry  we use eco wash temperature and wash full loads.