October 11 - October 25, 2017

Matt Bickford

PCC Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 85 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    84
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Matt Bickford 10/25/2017 1:06 PM
    Had my first vegeburger. Was not bad at all!!!! :) Yesterday was a good day to eat no meat. 

  • Matt Bickford 10/24/2017 1:56 PM
    I find it interesting that leaving the water on while brushing my teeth is like a bad habit. I do it without realizing. I have slipped up guys..... I SLIPPED UP!!! I am just kidding, I was brushing my teeth and left the water on for about 30 seconds, and remembered the challenge and turned the water off. It was a close call, but this is like dealing with a bad habit that I consciously do not realize I am doing. This challenge is helping me save so much water.

  • Matt Bickford 10/23/2017 6:16 PM
    My goals to use less water has really been great! I am breaking out of my habit of leaving the water running when brushing my teeth, and also I have been taking 1 minute showers. My meatless days are still a struggle but it is going very well!!! 

  • Matt Bickford 10/22/2017 12:16 PM
    These meatless days are very difficult. I have started making smoothies, that fill me up until dinner. Which is very nice, it is just the challenge of finding meals that don't have meat. Good progress though, just long days.... 

    • Matt Bickford 10/23/2017 6:17 PM
      I will definitely try that thanks!!! :) 

    • Dorothy Craven 10/22/2017 12:30 PM
      I eat mostly meatless.  Have you tried boiled eggs or beans?  I put both on chopped romaine and that seems to fill me with some  

  • Matt Bickford 10/17/2017 1:41 PM
    The first week is over. It was the most challenging task of my life. Going meatless and realizing how much meat is in EVERYTHING!!! It is quite a challenge.

  • Matt Bickford 10/13/2017 10:17 AM
    So yesterday was the first official day to my challenge. I failed as my family cooked tacos. It was a bad first day. So far I have been able to eat a good breakfast with no yogurt, which is something I have every morning. I plan to go shopping later. I also have been taking faster showers, and break a habit of mine when i leave the water running when brushing my teeth, or cleaning.