October 11 - October 25, 2017

Michelle Dawson

OHSU West Campus

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 444 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    14
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Michelle Dawson 10/23/2017 11:28 AM
    One of the challenges I picked was to research my house hold cleaning products, and then dispose of the supper dangerous ones, and the excess ones. I have not done this yet, but I already have some for knowledge from a class I took on the chemistry of environmental toxins. And from that I have some general advice about cleaning products.

    If you are using a cleaning agent, don't have food out. For instance, if you are spraying Lysol on your kitchen counters, don't be drinking coffee unless it has a lid. This is because a portion of the chemical you are spraying into the air will end up in your coffee. Doing more research I hope to adopt some better practices with house hold chemicals, as well as a better understanding of safer but still effective cleaners.

    And one more thing to note, when getting rid of my excess cleaning supplies you DO NOT want to just poor them down the drain. This can be very hard on your pipes as well as the waste water treatment plant. The best way to get rid of them in your own trash is to pour them into clay based Kitty Litter, or another absorbent substance (also do this in a ventilated area, and your best option would be automotive or mechanic shop absorbent as this will not have additives for odor reduction). Or find a place near you that will accept house hold chemical waste.


  • Michelle Dawson 10/12/2017 3:19 PM
    I can't put all recyclables into my recycling bin, but thanks to this challenge I finally took the time to find a location near me that takes most recyclables. The closest one to me is owned and operated by Far West Recycling. Next step, start collecting things that I used to through away but can now recycle!