Gary Burkhart

UCF Sustainable Training Series 2020

"Sustainable living through education, participation,meditation. It’s okay to stop, listen, and learn"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 65 This Week
  • 351 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    petitions
    signed
  • up to
    35
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    miles
    traveled by foot

Challenges

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 Challenge

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 15 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 5 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Sign a Petition

I will sign petitions in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 5.28 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Gary Burkhart 2/24/2020 7:11 PM
    Making progress with my recycling restructuring in my work area. My management is fully supporting my plans. The office management also are enthusiastically supporting me as well. We have established where we will place more recycle containers. We also have decided to reuse instead some older recycle containers simply but changing the signage.

  • Gary Burkhart 2/24/2020 7:11 PM
    Making progress with my recycling restructuring in my work area. My management is fully supporting my plans. The office management also are enthusiastically supporting me as well. We have established where we will place more recycle containers. We also have decided to reuse instead some older recycle containers simply but changing the signage.

  • Gary Burkhart 2/20/2020 4:20 PM
    Walked to post office from house this morning 4.2 miles round trip 

  • Gary Burkhart 2/19/2020 4:55 PM
    With my recycling challenge in my area, I have gotten the approval from the business management,to increase recycling areas, to include all 4 conference rooms, and add 3 more satellite recycle areas. I’m also working to create battery and toner cartridge recycling at each mail area. (Already have single stream recycling in these areas). They are also supporting the education of the clients and will be assisting me thru and after the rollout.

    I reached out to my management team to assist with extra recycling containers, and will continue to keep  them informed. 
    I have also started to track the numbers of bags of recycling each week. So after the implementation of the plan, we have a baseline to measure any improvements or declines in our efforts.

  • Gary Burkhart 2/18/2020 6:42 PM
    Today is completely meatless. All items brought in for lunch were brought in reusable containers. Since last week I haven’t broken a seal on a water bottle, since I reuse the old bottles.

  • Gary Burkhart 2/14/2020 4:19 PM
    Walked to Publix from home. 2.8 miles round trip. Used book bag and tote bags to bring back items. No plastic bags were utilized 

  • Gary Burkhart 2/13/2020 4:48 PM
    Today I walked from the Bennett buildings to the partnership buildings for a meeting instead of driving. Saw a wonderful sunset on my way back 

  • Gary Burkhart 2/12/2020 4:23 PM
    My lunches now will be only ants on a stick ( celery,  peanut butter and raisins)  with fruit, and breakfast will continue to be whole grains with fruit and almond milk.