October 11 - October 25, 2017

brenda fletchall

Rob Greenfield Team

"well-being you and i and all our creaturely relations today, tomorrow, decades"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,001 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    12
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    0
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

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 Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 20 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community.

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

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time 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

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 Challenge

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 6 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

appreciate my 4 legged or winged neighbors

i am living in a shared world with other creatures. i want to be mindful of their presence, respectful of their lives, and live in a way that helps them (and me) to have well-being.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Feed


  • brenda fletchall 10/26/2017 6:51 AM
    this was a terrific experience to grow in well-being with/for others and our shared planet!
    i'll keep on with some ecochallenges and i look forward to next year :)

  • brenda fletchall 10/25/2017 10:49 AM
    since i like the flavors of mixed greens and other veggies in a salad, i've learned i don't really need salad dressing (which usually contain refined sugars)... just add a dash of olive oil and play with other seasonings.  delish :)

  • brenda fletchall 10/25/2017 7:41 AM
    i've found it is tougher learning about paid sick leave in our area that i thought it would be. will expand my search to nationally. intuitively it seems paid leave would be a good idea.... i mean who wants to expose their co-workers and then catch it again? ..... who wants to be handling and serving food to others while sick, knowing they might be passing it on? ..... but bills must be paid - so....

  • brenda fletchall 10/24/2017 12:12 PM
    here's some info. i find handy to use washing machine runoff or captured shower water to flush a toilet (pour it directly into the bowl not the tank as can build up grime in tank):
    "If you pour the greywater, from the bucket, directly into the toilet bowl, the toilet will.....flush. For reals folks. Takes more water than the toilet would normally use to flush (at least half the bucket) however the net effect is zero as this water would have gone down the drain anyway in the shower.

    So there you have it - the totally low tech, no cost way to recycle some of your greywater."
    http://efficiencyexperiments.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-to-collect-grey-water-and-flush.html

  • brenda fletchall 10/24/2017 10:40 AM
    several of my daily challenges are now part of my routine.
    ready to finish strong with several one-time challenges. :)

  • brenda fletchall 10/23/2017 9:45 AM
    we watched and discussed the documentary Cowspiracy last night (available on Netflix streaming).
    here's a link of key resources used in the documentary:   http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ 

    although it starts off with a little heavy handed feel of propaganda and background music, it does settle into a fact evidence-based realm and highlights a number of destructive factors of human carnivore appetites. i do recommend the movie as an intro-expose to be supplemented with evidence-based resources, like the link above, and further research exploration. 

    we're already 95% vegan but now i will finally give up my splash of  half 'n' half and swap to nondairy "ice cream" 

  • brenda fletchall 10/22/2017 8:53 AM
    wow! i like the lighting provided by the 4 LED bulbs so much better that i'm going to replace 4 more bulbs! 


  • brenda fletchall 10/21/2017 7:38 AM
    today i plan to pick up another (or a few) one-time challenges to contribute more to our team and to the well-being of our shared environment.
    so far have found a you-pick organic farm possibility and i hope to find an organic CSA possibility. 

  • brenda fletchall 10/20/2017 8:19 AM
    i'm grateful for the terrific volunteer organizing skill of The Sheridan Story (a food distribution nonprofit)
     -> last night 45-50 of us packed weekend meals to send home with over 3000 local students (1 meal to be sent home for each student)
    🍽️

  • brenda fletchall 10/19/2017 1:28 PM
    i celebrate the over 11,000 who contribute to improved well-being of our shared world through the EcoChallenge.


    • Cherry Vercher 10/19/2017 8:57 PM
      Good job Brenda in response to your message I accidentally off Ace came in handy I didn't realize those Led Light Bulbs were so expensive I went to Walgreens first they wanted $19.99 just for two LOL! I got a deal.