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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Becky Mehringer

Washington County

"To boldly go where no one has gone before....."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 390 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    12
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    36
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    96
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    720
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    39
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Becky 's Actions

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 12
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

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

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Cook New Recipes

I will cook a new recipe every day that features organic and/or local ingredients.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Becky  Mehringer's avatar
    Becky Mehringer 10/25/2017 1:03 PM
    Some challenges were much harder than others.  Turning off lights and water is so easy to remember.  Cooking with zero waste is much harder because it starts with what decisions you make at the grocery store.

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    Becky Mehringer 10/21/2017 7:44 PM
    Enjoying locally sourced food here in Victoria. They are very “eco” aware !

    • Dawn Wright's avatar
      Dawn Wright 10/24/2017 8:40 PM
      Loved the picture of the Organic apples. I am sure your glass cider cup didn't have a plastic chemical flavor and it should count as fruit. 

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    Becky Mehringer 10/20/2017 10:22 PM
    On vacation but still meeting many goals!

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    Becky Mehringer 10/19/2017 8:43 PM
    Enjoyed learning about beeswax paper from Dawn Wright!

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    Becky Mehringer 10/18/2017 10:47 AM
    Having a harder time with "zero waste", when the recycling program has ended at work, and had previously bought food in "recyclable" containers.   Look like I will be hauling some items home!

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    Becky Mehringer 10/17/2017 8:38 AM
    Excellent, but I forgot to log in on the weekend.  Doesn't mean I didn't continue my challenges, however!

    • Robin Straughan's avatar
      Robin Straughan 10/18/2017 9:07 AM
      You should be able to use the calendar at the top of your dashboard to go back to any days you missed, check in and mark any completed actions. :) 

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    Becky Mehringer 10/13/2017 3:16 PM
    Just bought a new fit bit! It tells me when I am not moving enough!

    • Max Lopez's avatar
      Max Lopez 10/13/2017 7:06 PM
      Great! Does it buzz if you haven't moved in a set number of mins. 

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    Becky Mehringer 10/12/2017 11:45 AM
    Killing two birds with one stone..... eating unprocessed food and eating more fruits and vegetables!

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    Becky Mehringer 10/12/2017 7:25 AM
    It was easy to turn off the water while brushing my teeth!   Just had to think about it!

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    Becky Mehringer 10/10/2017 5:14 PM
    I am reviewing the challenge and seeing if there is anything else I can accomplish


    • Jennifer Nelson's avatar
      Jennifer Nelson 10/11/2017 9:56 AM
      Dawn, we should plan a local food potluck sometime! It would be fun to see what people could make with foods from Washington County, or if too difficult, maybe just Oregon.

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      Jennifer Nelson 10/11/2017 9:55 AM
      Becky, what did you choose? If you don't see something you like, you can always create your own!

    • Dawn Wright's avatar
      Dawn Wright 10/10/2017 8:48 PM
      I like the local food source idea but it's kind of difficult for the entire meal.