October 11 - October 25, 2017

Pam Neild

City Staff

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,485 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    phone calls
    made to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Challenges

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

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.

COMPLETED 6 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • 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.  

    • Nice job Pam! I think that might be a challenge I sign up for myself. I've seen so many people in the feed talk about taking on this challenge.

  • 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. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/531984
    Thank you Cory for sending in this feedback. I'd like to hear more! 

  • 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. 

  • 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?  http://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/garbage-and-recycling/reduce-waste-home/stop-junk-mail


  • 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!