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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Lynn GRINNELL

SPC Net Impact - Water

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 319 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    96
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lynn's Actions

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/25/2017 7:38 PM
    I also had created a new challenge in Transportation, but it never appeared in mt list of actions.  I was having a lot of trouble meeting my goal of driving in a more eco-friendly fashion, but I was reminded by one of my brilliant students that I owned a Prius, which has the awesome capability of displaying the eco-friendliness of my driving from second to second.  Over the last three days, watching that mode of display, I was able to reduce the "red" area of my driving style by over 50% (est.).  As a stats geek, I would like to do a comparison of mpg prior to and after the change, but I would have to have set up a much more controlled experiment.  Perhaps I will try that, but I am already adjusting to an eco-friendlier style of driving and am not sure I want to tempt myself with the lead foot syndrome.  It's akin to alcoholism, and I need to stay away from the temptation!  

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/16/2017 7:26 PM
    Today, I enjoyed the best of all worlds - easy, organic, and low cal:  Amy's Light and Lean.  Pasta was a little mushy and meatless meatballs didn't taste anything like meatballs, but they were quite tasty.  Overall, not bad...

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/14/2017 8:11 PM
    My household and I have been notorious for leaving on TVs and lights when we leave one space for another.  I find myself being very cognizant of turning them off this week.  Today I talked to some of the people in my house about joining the eco-challenge, and suggested they do likewise.  I find myself mentioning the eco-challenge to bangers at the grocery store when they take note of all the organic food I am buying.

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    Lynn GRINNELL 10/11/2017 6:51 PM
    I chose to eat one organic meal a day, and I've found it's not easy!  I am really busy, and don't have time to cook more than once a week (more or less).  I tried to find organic frozen food at my grocery store (which is really a good store), but the choices were sparse.  I'll have to go to Whole Foods.  What's more, organic food is not cheap!  I had to buy some organic staples (e.g., olive oil, vinegar, flour, pasta, etc.) and 3-4 meals (for four), and it cost $130!  And there is no such thing as organic gravy mix!  (Yes, I know, processed = bad).  So, I will make a rich gravy with organic butter, organic flour, and organic broth.  It's a start.  I just wish I had 26 hours a day!