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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Debra Kennedy

Beaverton Greenies

"It's easy bein' green. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 515 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    96
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    135
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Debra's Actions

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 30 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or utensils.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Debra Kennedy 10/25/2017 9:57 AM
    Since Sunday, I've challenged my self to start timing of my shower from the time the water is turned on. It takes about a minute to get hot so my actual shower time has been 4 minutes.  Just have to move a little faster!

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    Debra Kennedy 10/23/2017 11:35 AM
    I had a much needed "pajama day" yesterday.  I didn't drive or spend any money.  Saturday's grocery shopping was a challenge to avoid plastic but I managed.  Too wet for the farmer's market but there is a produce stand near me so I not only avoided plastic, I supported a local merchant. 

    I'm very grateful for our covered deck. I sat outside Saturday afternoon despite the rain and watched the birds and squirrels. It was better than any video- they're so entertaining.

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    Debra Kennedy 10/19/2017 12:23 PM
    I got some apples from a local nursery and am making a pie.  Husband doing a happy dance.

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    Debra Kennedy 10/18/2017 10:27 AM
    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito - Dalai Lama     

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    Debra Kennedy 10/16/2017 4:03 PM
    Busy weekend but the challenges were a big focus.  I baked cookies, went for a hike, worked outside in the yard, tracked my spending and did some filing to reduce clutter.  Beautiful weather was a big motivator- so great to be outdoors. 

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    Debra Kennedy 10/16/2017 10:47 AM
    Woo hoo- yogurt in a glass jar!

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    Debra Kennedy 10/11/2017 11:45 AM
    I lucked out with the weather during my lunch.  I was able to sit outside and eat. It's a beautiful day.  Happy EcoChallenge everyone!

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    Debra Kennedy 10/09/2017 2:36 PM
    I replaced my reusable plastic containers for glass ones in my lunch bag. 

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    Debra Kennedy 10/06/2017 7:24 AM
    I'm celebrating one year of five minute showers.  It DID become a habit and I smile to think of all the water I didn't use.  Ready for new challenges this year!

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    Debra Kennedy 10/02/2017 2:57 PM
    Beautiful weather this weekend.  It was nice to get outside.