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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Pam Neild

City Staff

Points Total

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Participant Impact

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Pam's Actions


Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

One-Time Action


Pick Up the Phone

I will make 1 phone call(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate community or planet-friendly policies.



Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.



Plant an Herb Garden

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

One-Time Action


Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

One-Time Action


Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.



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    Pam Neild 10/17/2017 8:36 AM
    Whew - good riddance junk mail! It took awhile, but I finally got all of the envelopes labeled and sent this morning. It can take 3 - 6 months before the mail stops coming, but I am so glad I did this. I hate all of the wasted paper and ink in my mailbox.  

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    Pam Neild 10/10/2017 2:40 PM
    These comments just in from Cory Bertsch at PBOT: 

    I thought you might consider including not eating animal products (meat/dairy) under the water tab because of how much water it can save:
    “By skipping 26 showers for every 4 oz hamburger you eat, you can offset the water used to produce it.”
    “And finally we must grapple with the 900 gallons of water needed for every single gallon of milk produced by each of the state’s nearly 2 million dairy cows. We save 850 gallons of water when we buy a gallon of soy milk instead of cow’s milk.”
    He makes a great point about water use and the underlying energy and resulting carbon emissions produced when choosing different types of foods. There are some really good actions in the Food section that get us thinking about where our food comes from and the associated opportunity costs of what we consume.  If you are interested in climate change and what we buy, have a look at the consumption-based inventory starting on page 36 of The Climate Action Plan.
    Thank you Cory for sending in this feedback. I'd like to hear more! 

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    Pam Neild 10/10/2017 2:09 PM
    I love Helena's idea to give out fruit leather at Halloween instead of candy. I'm going to try it this year. 

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    Pam Neild 10/03/2017 4:00 PM
    Metro has a great web page for reducing junk mail. Has anyone had success with decreasing annoying junk mail?

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    Pam Neild 9/26/2017 11:09 AM
    My eight year old is really into cooking. I want her to understand that what we eat is connected to human and animal well-being and to climate change. I'm excited to get these food challenges done before the rain comes!