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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Janine Gates

City Staff

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 739 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    110
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    79
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    0.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Janine's Actions

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

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

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

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

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 25 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at my school, grocery market, or workplace.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 0 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 15
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

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Janine Gates 10/25/2017 9:06 AM
    Yesterday's gratefulness:
    1. The 24th Annual Northwest Public Employees Diversity
    2. I used public transportation to all of my events even though I REALLY really wanted my car. I am trying to carpool or use my pub trans more.
    3. Spending quality time with friends!

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    Janine Gates 10/23/2017 4:49 PM
    Recently, I joined a bike group. Super excited to learn the biking routes, enjoy nature, and reduce my carbon footprint. I hope to ride a little in the rain. Wish me luck.

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    Janine Gates 10/23/2017 2:17 PM
    Today, I am grateful:
    1. Productivity
    2. Fermented Foods - I was/am getting sick and fermented foods are helping me a great deal.
    3. The weather - isn't a beautiful day?!


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    Janine Gates 10/20/2017 3:09 PM
    I am grateful for:
    1. Snacks in my office. I successfully did not buy lunch today.
    2. It is Friday and it will be a rainy weekend. For the win! I can relax, read/watch a movie/clean, and sip tea. LOVELY
    3. Kombucha! I just had a nice bottle of it.

    Happy Weekend, Folks!

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    Janine Gates 10/19/2017 1:56 PM
    I really appreciate this challenge. I am being mindful and spending more time thinking about the consequences of my actions. Happy to be participating.

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    Janine Gates 10/19/2017 1:29 PM
    Hello! Today, I am grateful for:

    1. Chili. I love my chili recipe. It is yummy and spicy.
    2. I met someone I have admired for years yesterday and we had an awesome time. 
    3. Coffee. I've depended on coffee this week for energy and it is helping tremendously.

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    Janine Gates 10/16/2017 4:10 PM
    I am grateful for:

    Pumpkin Spice Tea
    Sleep
    and the sun. Isn't it a beautiful day in Portland?

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    Janine Gates 10/14/2017 11:28 PM
    Grateful: 

    1. Sleeping 9.5 hours. 
    2. Hanging out with family. 
    3. Yoga. I had a great class. 

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    Janine Gates 10/13/2017 4:56 PM
    I am grateful for:
    1. The Weekend
    2. For family - who i will be spending lots of time with this weekend
    3. Relaxation: also part of my weekend plan.

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    Janine Gates 10/12/2017 5:00 PM
    Today, I am grateful for:

    A great day
    I submitted my Emerge Oregon App.
    The book I am reading:  My Life, My Live, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King