October 11 - October 25, 2017

Ashley Nored

Hennebery Eddy Architects

"Go big or go home!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 436 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    14
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Ashley Nored 10/25/2017 2:55 PM
    Though I wasn't able to attend out group challenge last week with the Oregon League of Conversation voters, I read through their literature and found out that my State Senator, Sen. Taylor, scored 100% in pro-environment bill votes. I sent a thank you email and advocated for cleaner air quality in our neighborhood.

  • Ashley Nored 10/22/2017 6:29 PM
    Having a hard time staying away from refined sugar. The struggle is real. 

  • Ashley Nored 10/18/2017 9:50 AM
    Home energy audit = check. Due to my home's age, single-pane windows and inefficient heating system, my home was designated as one of the least efficient single-family homes in my neighborhood.

    A potential savings of 44%, or over $2,800, is achievable with the below measures. I am going to write my landlord to see if any of these are possible, most notably attic insulation and water heater upgrades, as they are the most feasible upgrades. 

    - Upgrade attic insulation
    - Upgrade old and inefficient heating system to 
    - Replace all windows to double-pane
    - Add additional wall and HVAC ductwork insulation
    - Upgrade to a high-efficiency water heater

  • Ashley Nored 10/16/2017 1:04 PM
    Already on my second 20-min walk of the day! 

  • Ashley Nored 10/15/2017 8:40 PM
    Great weekend spent outdoors with friends and family in the beautiful fall weather! 

  • Ashley Nored 10/13/2017 1:31 PM
    Fri-yay! We had a successful first one-time group challenge and watched the documentary "Dirt!". It re-sparked my passion for connecting with the Earth and reminded me why I chose interior design as a career in the first place: to make a positive impact on our planet through our actions in the built environment. 

  • Ashley Nored 10/12/2017 10:31 AM
    I couldn't muster the courage to change my thermostat yesterday. It was too darn chilly in the house. 
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  • Ashley Nored 10/11/2017 2:26 PM
    Just completed our first office-wide daily challenge: 20 min walk outside. Feeling energized!

  • Ashley Nored 10/11/2017 8:55 AM
    Though not one of my challenges, I started the day off right by bringing my lunch in a reusable container and getting coffee in a reusable thermostat to help instill more sustainable behavior. 

  • Ashley Nored 10/10/2017 6:11 PM
    Looking forward to tomorrow and helping reducing the impact we have on our planet. John Muir said "Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry." I think this sums ups exactly the spirit and drive we have as EcoChallenge participants.

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