Maj Branks

Maya’s Eco Warriors

"Start with yourself, but don't forget to drag people with you along the way ;)"

Points Total

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  • 309 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    400
    dollars
    saved

Challenges

Materials

Recycle

I will avoid using disposable plates, cups, or utensils. Instead, I will use long-lasting and reusable materials.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY CHALLENGES

Quick Fixes

Reduce food waste

The average American wastes over $400 and tons of energy on uneaten food per year, I will save that money and reduce the amount of food I waste by effectively meal planning, not overordering, and composting or donating leftover food.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Use long lasting products, repurpose or donate what you can

I will reuse materials instead of buying new ones and donate materials that I no longer use.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending food waste to the landfill by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Create Your Own

Avoid industrial toothpaste!

I will only use homemade organic, non-toxic toothpaste as it does not contain all the harmful chemicals that often are found in industrial toothpaste. More information: https://www.livestrong.com/article/167101-what-are-the-harmful-ingredients-in-toothpaste/

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Create Your Own Challenge

Highest-Impact Solutions

Learn about the impact of flying

I will read about the energy impact of flying.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Home

Use solar water heating

After assessing my water heating system with a professional, I will install an efficient, solar-powered hot water heating system.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Reduce unnecessary purchases

I will reduce unnecessary purchases by only buying what I truly need.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Maj Branks 7/15/2019 12:46 PM
    Got all the stuff I need to make toothpaste

  • Maj Branks 7/08/2019 3:33 PM
    My first eco brick is almost done! super excited!

  • Maj Branks 7/07/2019 3:32 AM
    Apparently, one of the best airlines to fly with in terms of environmental efforts is SAS Scandinavian airlines. They are working on replacing their non-sustainable fuels with more sustainable biofuels. There are plenty of other airlines that are falling under the pressure of new, more sustainable demands. It is worth reading about.

  • Maj Branks 7/07/2019 3:12 AM
    This weekend I brought my partially filled Eco Brick off campus to show my mom and friends as an attempt to spread the message. I also posted on instagram to try get people that follow me to follow the movement either by making the bricks themselves or by giving me their 2L bottles and non-renewable waste.

  • Maj Branks 7/06/2019 6:33 AM
    We have started with something called eco bricks at school! I am so excited! Look it up :))

  • Maj Branks 7/03/2019 12:42 AM
    They have installed a composting bin outside of my school here at hostel. So all I had to do is get a bin for my room where i can separate my organic waste from my general waste. So for as long as I'm here it won't be hard to compost!

  • Maj Branks 7/03/2019 12:37 AM
    They have installed a composting bin outside of my school here at hostel. So all I had to do is get a bin for my room where i can separate my organic waste from my general waste. So for as long as I'm here it won't be hard to compost!

  • Maj Branks 7/02/2019 1:55 PM
    one of the big points I have been trying to make with reducing my food waste is also making use of the food waste that I do end up leaving. For example salad leaves, pulp and peels i cut up and put on my plants. Im also really wanting to get going with some composting.

  • Maj Branks 6/19/2019 12:33 AM
    I have brought this challenge into several aspects of my life and am planning to in general only use long lasting materials as much as possible. It is quite hard since everything bought in stores is practically wrapped in single use plastic.

  • Maj Branks 6/18/2019 12:58 AM
    Today I am going to town to buys some stuff for the week. My goal for today is to try to only buy reusable materials and of course, use my school bag as a shopping bag instead of getting plastic bags. I also hope to make an influence on the people that I am going with..