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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Kimberly Brown

ESR 171 PCC Sylvania Fall 2017

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 283 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kimberly's Actions


Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.



5-Minute Showers

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



Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

One-Time Action


Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.



Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

One-Time Action


Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.



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    Kimberly Brown 10/25/2017 6:53 PM
    This has been a good challenge for me. I think I will continue to challenge myself to do less driving and be more conscious of the waste that I am producing. 

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    Kimberly Brown 10/22/2017 5:17 PM
    My bike is seeing some serious mileage these days and it has been really nice to save some money on gas. 

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    Kimberly Brown 10/20/2017 3:48 PM
    Drove to our field trip today, but habitat restoration team saved 7 trees! So I'd say that was a successful day. 

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    Kimberly Brown 10/19/2017 9:25 PM
    Got drenched on my bike ride back from school, but it was still better than driving! Day two of no plastic was also a success. I wonder if there is a way to hand out halloween candy that isn't individually wrapped in plastic... or should I just be a halloween grinch with no candy? 

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      April Ann Fong 10/21/2017 1:36 PM
      At least it was warm-ish! The pineapple express is warmer than most rains! Yay on reducing plastic--it is so hard! I'm lucky that no children visit me!

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    Kimberly Brown 10/18/2017 2:22 PM
    I watched Bag It today. I won't likely be forgetting my reusable mug now! Going forward I will be trying to use no single use plastics. I know this especially difficult with things like pasta that you can't get in bulk bins, but I have stopped buying bread in plastic and started making my own! I am going to have to stop buying those energy bars and granola bars and seek out different snacks. I don't think there is any way of getting around plastic caps on things like sauces, but I will be looking into it. 

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      April Ann Fong 10/19/2017 5:43 PM
      Wasn't Bag It good! Yikes about plastics is right. I think we need to move away from plastic! Good job working on this! I started making my own Lara bar like things with dates, oats, and such. Sometimes they are awesome!

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    Kimberly Brown 10/17/2017 2:58 PM
    Walked 40 minutes through my neighborhood to catch the shuttle bus to school and made sure to have my reusable mug this time. I have also been trying to get my room mates more involved and knowledgeable about our garden. I have several years of experience working in agriculture and I forget that certain things are not common knowledge, like how to harvest different vegetables. It has been a good room mate bonding activity! 

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      April Ann Fong 10/17/2017 6:30 PM
      Well, you're getting your steps in! And a reusable mug--yay! Yes, I've had lots of students not know how to harvest lettuce and green leaves on's good to teach people how to grow and eat well! :D Nice work, Kim!

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    Kimberly Brown 10/15/2017 6:22 PM
    I had to drive today for a class lab on Mount Hood, but I made sure to pack in as many people as I could! I failed again on not bringing a reusable coffee container. Though, I did take only a 5 minute shower and got to see areas of Mount Hood I had never seen before. 

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      April Ann Fong 10/17/2017 6:28 PM
      Carpooling is good! Yay! 5 minute showers are good, too! Are you in Sue's class?

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    Kimberly Brown 10/13/2017 3:16 PM
    I planted lettuce, arugula, carrots, and nasturium in my garden today, but I drove to Parke Diem and then I also drank coffee out of a non-reusable cup, so fail on those two challenges today. 

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    Kimberly Brown 10/12/2017 8:59 PM
    WOW! If you have not had the chance to walk the trails behind the school I highly suggest you do! It is beautiful back there. Though some serious ivy action needs to be done, so I am wondering if that is something we can work on in the habitat restoration team. 

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    Kimberly Brown 10/11/2017 10:00 AM
    Today I added to my herb garden with some winter vegetables. I have a small plot next to my house where I have began planting kale and carrots. Next up will be arugula, chard, and nasturium!