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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Kimberlee Ables

Metro

"I will buy less, waste less and reduce reduce reduce!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 294 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3.4
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    64
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kimberlee's Actions

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 12 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or utensils.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kimberlee Ables 10/24/2017 10:05 AM
    Got the kids in the habit of no water running while brushing their teeth too! Woohoo!

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    Kimberlee Ables 10/23/2017 12:11 PM
    It was a test of routines over the weekend but progress progress progress!

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    Kimberlee Ables 10/20/2017 11:08 AM
    Flue shot and check-up done! This was a great reminder and deadline since I always put it off!

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    Kimberlee Ables 10/16/2017 1:17 PM
    I didn't have to remind myself to turn off the water when brushing my teeth this morning! Progress!

    • Patrick Morgan's avatar
      Patrick Morgan 10/17/2017 9:51 AM
      That's excellent. It means it's becoming a habit, which is the goal of Eco-Challenge. It's working!

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    Kimberlee Ables 10/12/2017 7:40 AM
    Massive de-clutter and donation project underway courtesy of my move! Being a master recycler has enabled me to confidently donate items to places that NEED them and USE them! 

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      Patrick Morgan 10/12/2017 8:15 AM
      Fun! I did a lot of that when I put my place on the market. It was hard work, but felt good to shed the excess stuff.