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October 11 - October 25, 2017
Deborah McNamara (EcoChallenge Staff) 's avatar

Deborah McNamara (EcoChallenge Staff)

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 317 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    39
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    390
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Deborah's Actions

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Involving My Children

I will involve my children in completing the actions I have selected during the challenge.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Animal Free Diet

I will adopt a diet free of animal products.

COMPLETED 5
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

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed


  • I'm at the annual AASHE Conference (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) - and meeting so many others who are doing the EcoChallenge. AASHE went meatless this year to reduce environmental impact, which helped to make my EcoChallenge easier this year! =) 

  • Every year I participate in EcoChallenge it raises my awareness about *all* the things I can be doing more of to live more simply and sustainably. Even in areas that are not my specific challenges. Today I'm thinking about waste and water and food and energy... And making sure to talk to my kids about it since that is one of my EcoChallenge actions! 

  • Getting excited! 2 days to go. I'm grocery shopping today for the week and keeping my EcoChallenges in mind! 

    • Jackie MacNeish's avatar
      Jackie MacNeish 10/12/2017 3:40 AM
      Deb, I just added this challenge for us!  Can we share meal ideas???  We could use some fresh ideas in this household :)

  • I'm excited for another year of EcoChallenge! This event has had such positive impacts over the years. Happy EcoChallenge to everyone! 

  • October is one of my favorite months because of the annual EcoChallenge. I'm excited to get my family involved again and try out some new things!