October 11 - October 25, 2017

Nate Barber

Fully

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 574 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    132
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    158
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Nate's Actions

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

I will learn about paid leave and its impact on health and wellness at a personal and societal level and how I can help advocate for paid leave in my company and at the national level.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 120 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 11 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 13.19 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Nate Barber 10/25/2017 1:51 PM
    Well, it was a good run. We DESTROYED our friends Boly:Welch in our EcoChallenge challenge 2017 challenge. Looking forward to showering again and returning to my diet of baby seal burgers.

    • Nate Barber 10/25/2017 1:52 PM
      In all seriousness though, this was a great competition for a great cause. Thank you so much for the inspiration and all the great ideas for how we can make a difference every day. GoECO!

  • Nate Barber 10/24/2017 8:56 AM
    Saving water by cooking with bathwater (of course I removed the baby from the bathwater first). #lifehacks

  • Nate Barber 10/23/2017 5:03 PM
    Today I got a flat tire on the way to work. I changed the flat in less than 6 minutes. I think, with a little practice, I can get that down to thirty seconds. 

  • Nate Barber 10/21/2017 4:22 PM

  • Nate Barber 10/19/2017 11:45 AM
    Today it is raining like biblical times in PDX. That and daughter had a meltdown just before we left for her daycare. It was like trying to stuff a rabid wolverine into a bike trailer. So I drove. Bummer to miss out on not only the points but the joy of riding in the PDX autumn rain (no joke). Daughter arrived to daycare NOT looking like a drowned rat so...win!

    • Debra Kennedy 10/19/2017 12:18 PM
      Ah, the joys of parenting! sorry you had some challenges but thanks for the giggle.

  • Nate Barber 10/18/2017 2:57 PM

    Busted bicycle up on Skyline drive (Portland) Stopped to fix it, only to find there was a jackpot of grapes right there. Would have otherwise biked right past it. Win(e)!

  • Nate Barber 10/16/2017 5:00 PM
    I tried setting up my rain barrels this last weekend. After three trips to Lowe’s it became quickly evident, this isn’t something I’ll be able to accomplish in one weekend. I’ll have to rebuild my gutters and do some light carpentry and landscaping and plumbing in order put a solid system together. A bonus to consider, not only will rain barrels help to conserve water (when it rains) they can also double up as potable water storage in the unfortunate event of an apocalyptic earthquake. So… win/win?

    • Sheila and Everett Sjolseth 10/16/2017 6:28 PM
      This is fantastic! We've really wanted to do this but keeping getting complications from our HOA. (Time to move?) Great job in pushing to get it done---would love to see pictures when you have it all finished!