October 11 - October 25, 2017

glendra engen

Portland General Electric

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 399 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved

glendra's Actions

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • glendra engen 10/24/2017 9:28 PM
    my daughter had a our granddaughter on Saturday and I'm spending time with them to help with my 2 year old grandson.  Hanging out with them, it's been a challenge to get onto the computer and log my progress.  However, it has been great for cutting down on screen time!

  • glendra engen 10/24/2017 9:28 PM
    my daughter had a our granddaughter on Saturday and I'm spending time with them to help with my 2 year old grandson.  Hanging out with them, it's been a challenge to get onto the computer and log my progress.  However, it has been great for cutting down on screen time!

  • glendra engen 10/19/2017 2:53 PM
    this weekend, while it's raining, I'm going to go through my closets and find things that we haven't used in a year and donate them to Goodwill!  that should help the de-cluttering process.  wish me luck!

  • glendra engen 10/19/2017 2:50 PM
    one way I'm trying to disconnect from electronics is to put my phone on the counter top (face down & ringer off) when I get home from work and making an effort to engage my family in conversation..  it's not always easy, but if I catch myself headed to pick up my phone, I redirect and find something else to do!


  • glendra engen 10/18/2017 3:19 PM
    one of my challenges is to only buy things I need.  wow -  really tough!!  especially when a co-worker tells me I deserve to buy something.. I resisted though!  whew, that was difficult!!

  • glendra engen 10/17/2017 8:44 AM
    at work and home, I get funny looks when I dig through the garbage and pull out recyclable things... If I ask someone why they threw a recyclable item away, sometimes I get this answer, "I wasn't sure if it could be recycled".
    I'm ready to put up a sign that says "when in doubt, don't throw it out!"


    • Todd Hutchinson 10/17/2017 8:50 AM
      I have the opposite problem: at work and at home, people put a lot in the recycling that isn't recyclable!  Good that they're trying, but they're making more work for the people who have to sort it, and adding to the volume that gets transported twice.

  • glendra engen 10/16/2017 9:56 AM
    I received a call last week from the "Neilson rating" people.. They asked if they could send a TV tracker for us to fill out for one week and I agreed.  Started filling it out Friday and it's amazing to see how little TV we actually watch!  I'm proud of our family!


  • glendra engen 10/13/2017 1:04 PM
    sometimes it's easy to just drop things in the garbage can without thinking and walk away.   I cleaned out the car this morning and dropped everything in the garbage can... after I thought about it, I walked back and picked out the plastic water bottle and threw it in the recycle bin!  duh!  couldn't believe I did it to begin with!

  • glendra engen 10/09/2017 10:18 AM
    last year I purchased reusable coffee cups for my co-workers and gave each person a cup filled with home-made candy as a Christmas present. :)