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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Ryan Moot

ESR 171 PCC Sylvania Fall 2017


  • 0 TODAY
  • 101 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Ryan's actions



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.



Turn it off

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



Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.


Participant Feed

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    Ryan Moot 10/22/2017 2:12 PM
    Flew to LA this weekend to see my mom who lives on the east coast. It was an awesome trip but definitely not a very eco-conscious one considering the two flights in three days. I am super grateful that I was able to escape the rain and it looks like the sunshine came back to Portland with me! Looking forward to getting back into the eco-challenge

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      April Ann Fong 10/23/2017 3:15 PM
      Thanks for bringing the sun back!! It's always nice to see mom!! Welcome home!

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    Ryan Moot 10/19/2017 2:30 PM
    Today I am grateful for my mom who is flying from DC to visit me this weekend. I am grateful for my dog who hates this rain even more than I do. I am grateful for my classmate who lent me her phone charger today!

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      April Ann Fong 10/19/2017 5:15 PM
      Welcome to the NW, Ryan's mom! Mom, a dog, and a phone charger, who could want anything more? :D

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    Ryan Moot 10/17/2017 10:11 AM
    I just found the coffee cup and muffin wrapper that I was too embarrassed to throw away at the Hoyt Arboretum. Turning off my electronics and writing thank you notes has been pretty easy but trying to cut down on my use of plastics has been really tough for me.

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      April Ann Fong 10/17/2017 6:41 PM
      Some plastics are hard! I'm pretty good, but you have a plastics reduction strategy?

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    Ryan Moot 10/11/2017 4:40 PM
    I finally brought a thermos to school and used it for my iced coffee. I usually buy one in a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw which I know is terrible. Now I just have to remember to wash out the thermos for tomorrow!

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      April Ann Fong 10/12/2017 10:56 AM
      Yay!!!! I love iced drinks in general. Even when I bring my own mason jar, sometimes the barista puts a straw in it! I have to remember to ask for no straw! Nice start, Ryan!