Erik Gicker

Actioneers of EVPP 480

Points Total

  • 30 Today
  • 30 This Week
  • 336 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    conversations
    with people

Challenges

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

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 Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Learn About Local Issues

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

I will only use muscle-powered transportation this week.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 24.12 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) each day this week and avoid sending up to 3.43 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Ecological Principles

Research Renewable Energy Options

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Uncompleted
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

Water

Learn About My Watershed

I will find local resources for learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 5 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Talk To Others

I will tell 7 people why sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Erik Gicker 2/22/2019 6:45 AM
    CSL 5

    A fellow classmate mentioned composting to me and how he does it at his house. I think composting is a very important way of repurposing waste. Compost is valuable to growing plants and having nutrient rich soil. Unfortunately in my neighborhood we don't have a community compost. I really want to have and maintain one in my backyard. I need to do more research though because my yard isn't very big. We already have 2 gardens and plants in pots. Our composting can reduce waste output in my home. We do recycle as well and ideally I would like to be zero waste. Im not there yet but thats what Im trying to move towards. Ever year we also have a community clean up where we collect trash and recycle as much of it as possible. I did not participate last year because of a different job I had but I plan to be involved this year. 

  • Erik Gicker 2/07/2019 2:52 PM
    CSL 1 Reflection

    I look to gain more sustainable practices in my everyday life from this course. I think many areas of my life are sustainable now but I definitely have room to improve. A behavior I hope to change is how I commute to school and work. I live next to the Vienna metro and the Mason Shuttle comes there and I plan to take that sometimes instead of my car to class. I also hope to possibly carpool with friends as well. Ultimately I want to cut my dependency on oil. I hope I can contribute something unique to the group. I have lived in this area for a long time and I live really close to campus. I also speak Spanish fluently, which might benefit the group especially in areas like awareness.

  • Erik Gicker 2/07/2019 10:00 AM
    I am looking forward to hiking on a new trail this month!