Garden

Challenges and Tasks!

Earn money by completing environmentally friendly challenges!

There are many challenges on the blog and down below. If you track and complete them, you will get a $5 gift card for the winner of every challenge! Have fun and continue gardening! Please reach out if you have any questions!

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Challenge 24:

Calculate your Carbon Footprint! To track how you're doing, please try the carbon footprint calculator website! Make sure to be honest when answering the questions and when you don't know the answer to something, just put the US average! Make sure to upload a picture of your carbon footprint and the number of trees it would take to have a neutral effect! Please make sure to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help! Thank you for participating and keep up the good work.

 

Challenge 23:

Clean! One of the best things is to clean a lot of filters. For example, the air conditioning filter should be changed often because sometimes they get so dirty it takes more energy to filter through and provide the correct temperature air. Also, clean the back of the fridge and the dryer's filter if you don't already! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for all the help!

 

Challenge 22:

Eat "Fashionable Fruits." Find fruits that are best grown in that particular season. For example, currently, it's fall, so you should apples, cranberries, mushrooms and so much more. For more fruits that grow in each season, look at the blog post. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Keep saving the environment.

 

Challenge 21:

Save paper! This week's challenge is to save paper, and reuse it as much as possible and wash your laundry when it's full. Many people turn on their laundry everyday, but it actually still takes the same amount of energy and water with a full load or a half load, but it actually hurts the environment a lot which is why you should turn on the laundry when there's a full load. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for all the help!

 

Challenge 20:

Keep track of your thermostat! By doing small things such as decreasing your house temperature through the air conditioning, can save a lot of carbon emissions from being released into the air! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 19:

Recycle everything that you can. Please make sure to recycle glass, plastic, water bottles, cardboard and everything with the recycling symbol on it! Make sure not to recycle something without the sign because it actually costs a lot of money for the recycling center to sort through everything. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 18:

Save Light Energy! When not in a room for more than 5 minutes, please make sure to turn off the lights so that we can save on energy! This will also save money because the electricity bill will decrease! This challenge is very important so make sure to read all the instructions on the Google form! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 17:

Combine Errands! A lot of people go and get things as they need them which wastes time, money, and fuel. If everyone thought of everything they needed for the week, then got it, it would save on fuel which would eventually help the climate crisis! Also, try and carpool and take public transportation as much as you can and walk or bike to places nearby! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 16:

Don't waste food. The average American wastes about 40% of the food they get, which is a big amount! People all across the world don't get enough food, yet we are wasting in every meal! Try and eat all of it, or save it for later so that nothing is wasted and you can save the environment! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for saving the environment!

 

Challenge 15:

Shop Online! A lot of people don't shop online, but it actually helps the environment greatly! If stores have a website, then they can save money, space, and resources to have a store and consumers can get everything without having to go anywhere. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 14:

Plant a tree! If you take care of a plant, such as a flower, or vegetables, you can grow your own food and help the environment! I have start my own "Garden" which has 7 types of plants in it! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 13:

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth. A lot of people don't do this and it hurts the environment greatly because so much clean water is wasted every day unnecessarily. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for saving the environment!

 

Challenge 12:

Start reducing your use of paper. When you are making a purchase, ask for an e-receipt or no receipt to save paper and ink! This also makes it easier to keep track of them since they are in your Gmail! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions. Keep saving the environment!

 

Challenge 11:

Start or continue using reusable containers. They help reduce the amount of plastic waste. Please refrain from using Ziplocs or one-time-use plastics. This wastes a lot of resources and ends up polluting the ocean even more! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Keep on helping the environment thank you!

 

Challenge 10:

Start using Ecosia! Ecosia is a search engine just like google, but it uses it's money to help plan trees! Every 45 searches is equal to planting to one tree! Try and download it on every device that you are able you and start using it. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 9:

Start composting! Composting helps reduce landfill space! Put any organic waste in a bucket and keep collecting it there. Then, every week or every alternate week, dump it into a hole near a tree and let it sit for a few months! This will help save the environment greatly! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 8:

Start or continue using reusable water bottles. Lots of plastic is wasted to make one-time use water bottles. If everyone uses reusable water bottles, we can reduce a lot of plastic waste! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Keep helping the environment!

 

Challenge 7:

Start initiating Meatless Mondays! Choose a day where you don't eat any meat and comment about it. A lot of people don't know about how many resources and supplies go into growing the animal and if we save some of these resources, they can be conserved for the future! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Thanks again for helping the environment!

 

Challenge 6:

Start washing your laundry with cold water. It takes a lot of energy and money to warm up warm water which isn't even necessary for washing clothes. Studies have also shown that there will be fewer wrinkles with cold water. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for saving the environment and please keep helping!

 

Challenge 5:

Start using reusable straws! We all know that there is so much trash in the ocean, and it is killing the animals. Using reusable straws will help the environment and last for a really long time. You will save on your annual straw cost and help save the environment. Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 4:

Start taking 10 minutes or shorter showers. At first, you can allow yourself to take 20-minute showers on weekends, but build your way up to 10-minute showers every day. While not only saving the environment, you are also saving money and time! Please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 3:

When you're not using appliances, make sure to unplug them. The machines still use the energy unnecessarily which wastes energy. When your computer or phone is fully charged, unplug that as well because it wastes energy. Track how many hours of energy you can save by doing these things please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 2:

Turn off the engine, or tell your parents to turn off the engine when waiting for something, instead of idling. For example, when in the carpool line, so much gas is wasted because of idling, Try and track how many minutes you spend with your engine off every day and please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Challenge 1:

When going to the grocery store, use reusable bags to save plastic. Make sure to use the plastic ones you already have (if you kept them) and use them as trash bags so you don't waste anything! Track how many times you go to the grocery store and try to estimate how many plastic bags you saved by taking reusable and please remember to fill out the google form on the blog and let me know if you have any questions!