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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Esther Forbyn

PCC Eco Panthers

"We're all in this together."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 283 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    125
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    7.0
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    30
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Esther's Actions

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

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Consumer-supported Agriculture).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 25 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Esther Forbyn 10/25/2017 1:07 PM
    Today is the final day of the challenge! I've been inspired to change my entire commute regime leading to lots of walking and public transit use. I've been walking to the store, walking to the shuttle and spending plenty of time outside. I have reinvigorated my interest in gardening. I'm stepping into another Portland winter feeling stoked on my community and neighborhood. 

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    Esther Forbyn 10/24/2017 9:41 AM
    I've been enjoying my commitment to walk in nature!

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    Esther Forbyn 10/23/2017 9:29 AM
    It's Monday morning and I am happy to report that I experienced another relaxing commute onboard the PCC shuttle! I'm so happy to be saving money, getting a morning walk in, keeping CO2 out of our atmosphere, and listening to podcasts instead of battling traffic.  

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    Esther Forbyn 10/13/2017 2:18 PM
    Day three of the Ecochallenge is going well enough. I didn't get to ride the shuttle today so I'm not reaching my public transit goal for the day. But I did get to work with a crew of amazing students at the Rock Creek PCC learning garden preping for tomorrow's harvest fair. I spent a few hours picking pumpkins and weeding. I'm going to apply that to my Tend a Garden challenge. I took a walk and said hi to the lamas before heading to my office. Who doesn't love a lama? Look at this guy!

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    Esther Forbyn 10/12/2017 5:29 PM
    Another beautiful fall day in Portland, Oregon. What a great day for a walk! I saw on shy crow on a wire and a Red-tailed Hawk today!

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    Esther Forbyn 10/11/2017 8:21 AM
    I had a lovely crisp 20 min walk to the PCC Green Line shuttle at Cascade campus. I enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful fall colors. Now I'm all set to sit back, drink coffee, and enjoy the ride while with our trusty driver at the wheel. Day one of ecochallenge is off to a great start!

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    Esther Forbyn 9/25/2017 2:19 PM
    I did a trial run of my commute via the free PCC shuttle this morning and it was great! I had a brisk walk from my home to Cascade Campus and a relaxing shuttle ride to my office at Sylvania Campus. It was much more relaxing to sit back and listen to an audiobook than to be fighting my way through traffic. The beginning of the EcoChallenge is still a few weeks away. I'm excited to be working towards a car-free couple of weeks! 

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    Esther Forbyn 9/20/2017 9:35 AM


    It is a beautiful fall day here at the PCC Sylvania Campus. I'm excited to see students returning for the fall term this coming Monday. The shuttles will be operating again and I will be riding PCC's free Green Line shuttle from Cascade to Sylvania. I look forward to a relaxing commute listening to podcasts and music while our shuttle driver takes the wheel instead of driving myself through stressful traffic. 


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    Esther Forbyn 9/08/2017 5:04 PM
    I will be walking to Cascade Campus in North Portland and taking the PCC shuttle to the Sylvania Campus in SW Portland where I work. I'm looking forward to Fall walks from my house to Cascade and back. I'm also hoping that the shuttle ride will be more relaxing than driving in traffic. 

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      Zachariah Strife 9/13/2017 9:47 AM
      This is a great idea for reducing impact. Who really wants to drive through Portland traffic?