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October 11 - October 25, 2017
Shayli Elrod's avatar

Shayli Elrod

Port of Portland

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,126 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    22
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    840
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Shayli's Actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

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.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 60 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

TEACH SOMEONE

I will learn about electric vehicle options and have a conversation with at least three people about the benefits and logistics of owning one.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Shayli Elrod 10/25/2017 8:08 PM
    I really wanted to try and start a compost at home over the duration of the EcoChallenge, but studying for midterms caused me to run out of time. I plan to complete this “challenge” in the coming weeks!

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    Shayli Elrod 10/23/2017 8:50 PM

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    Shayli Elrod 10/21/2017 7:30 PM
    Toyota has the largest variety of hybrid or fuel cell vehicles among major automakers, with nine models as of 2017, and more planned for the future. 

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    Shayli Elrod 10/20/2017 9:17 AM
    Weekly meal planning has been great. I've been doing "adult lunchables" with lots of protein. Hard boiled egg, turkey, cheese, deli pretzels, and misc. fruits and veggies. All in my EcoOne reusable bento box! 

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    Shayli Elrod 10/18/2017 1:29 AM
    Looking at one of my waste challenges- I wish it was easier to stop credit card companies from sending advertisements in the mail. Has anyone ever looked into this? 

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      Dezi DeSiervi 10/18/2017 2:55 AM
      I would like to know how to do this as well. One can contact the local Post Office and ask them to stop delivering anything that is not first class mail, however, that doesn't stop the paper waste. Too much paper in the mail! At least we can shred and recycle. 

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    Shayli Elrod 10/16/2017 5:57 PM
    Visited Kruger Farms on Sauvie Island  this weekend to pick a pumpkin and some other fresh veggies! 

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    Shayli Elrod 10/13/2017 2:59 PM
    Planning on baking bread and completing a few of my learning challenges this weekend. 

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    Shayli Elrod 10/12/2017 10:21 AM
    I'm glad that the "declutter, clean, and donate unneeded items in my home" challenge is a daily one because it's hard to find motivation to go through things for more than 20 minutes. I can't wait to see how many bags I will have to donate at the end of the challenge!

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    Shayli Elrod 9/19/2017 8:26 AM
    I am excited to take my two food challenges! I have chosen to watch a documentary about food and visit seafoodwatch.org to make healthier choices for the ocean- something I know little about. I have been wanting to learn more about these topics in general, so I'm happy that Eco Challenge is giving me the push forward to finally do so!