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Joy Fithian

capstone summer 21

Points Total

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  • 138 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Joy's Actions


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.

One-Time Action

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

One-Time Action


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    Joy Fithian 7/10/2021 6:26 PM
    My bathroom has a leaky faucet AND the toilet recently started running non stop. I've been extra conscious about  about tightening the sink handle and jiggling the toilet handle to prevent wasting water, but I finally contacted my apartment neighbor who's in charge of building maintenance and we scheduled a plumber for this monday.

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      amy minato 7/12/2021 6:03 PM
      good work getting on that Joy. Our shower leaks so until we can get it fixed we have put a bucket underneath and use the water to water our plants.

    • Lucia Wanzenried's avatar
      Lucia Wanzenried 7/10/2021 7:19 PM
      Nice Joy, and due diligence is in your favor!
      Good practice to turn in a maintenance repair order sooner than later. 

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    Joy Fithian 6/23/2021 7:04 PM
    When I reviewed my spending so far this month I noticed that I spent a lot more than usual, much of it ordered form amazon. For a week, I'm going to track all my purchases, hopefully this helps to slow down my consumption.

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      Abby Strobel 6/26/2021 10:18 PM
      This would be super interesting to look at, I used to spend a lot more money than I do now. My current spending tends to be on take-out food, I would be interested to track that spending and force myself to buy more groceries and make my food than go out for it.   

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      amy minato 6/26/2021 2:00 PM
      Yes it is just sooo easy to click that button. I've been trying to write a list of what I think i need, then wait to try to buy it. often i decide i dont really need it after all.

    • Lucia Wanzenried's avatar
      Lucia Wanzenried 6/23/2021 10:50 PM
      Hi Joy, I rarely purchase online, but I can sense your valid concern in spending allocations. I'm in your corner taking on the challenge!

      Years back, It took incremental effort to do similar, even tried a basic app that tracked several input categories - simply select and prioritize accordingly: Pie chart data. Salute! the commitment to start, and praise ones shift in personal spending behavior is progress.