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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Kathryn Linzey

City Staff

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 672 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    6
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    50
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    360
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Kathryn's actions

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 3 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTION

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTION

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY 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

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Have Meetings Outside

I will schedule 10 minute(s) of work meetings or phone calls outside each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% more energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 ACTION

Participant Feed

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/25/2017 4:53 PM
    My husband and I have been discussing a grey water catchment system, and this challenge made the discussion a reality - I feel SO green.  Greener than when I was born (haha - inside joke; my maiden name is Green).

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/24/2017 6:50 AM
    Last week, still making it count!  Great job everyone for staying in the game!

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/19/2017 7:40 AM
    I created a petition to remove dead trees in our area...this will reduce the chance of our forests burning down when the next idio--teenager throws a firecracker into the gorge!

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/17/2017 6:15 AM
    Weekend was awesome - anyone else challenging themselves to watch a sunrise/sunset?  It's so amazing to listen to the birds wake up and the light peek up over the trees.  Fall is so beautiful!

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      Pam Neild 10/17/2017 8:39 AM
      Agreed Fall is beautiful. I noted that your post came in at 6:15 am. You must have seen a sunrise. Good on ya!

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/12/2017 7:48 AM
    Day 2 - rock and roll my peeps!

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/11/2017 10:28 AM
    Writing 3 things that I am grateful for focuses my energy and gives me that little dopamine hit - makes me feel great!
    Also, I bought a Starbucks reusable cup so that I can be more Earth-friendly!

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/06/2017 3:14 PM

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    Kathryn Linzey 10/06/2017 3:13 PM
    This is great - I finally get to earn points for whole foods, organic and zero waste cooking.  Woohoo - can't wait to see how well my teammates do!  City Staff...let's rock this :)