October 11 - October 25, 2017

Maureen O'Rourke

Durham Launch the Future!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 386 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Maureen's Actions

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 Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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
DAILY ACTION

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 20 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/25/2017 7:08 PM
    Been opting out of postal mailings for catalogs and junk mail.  Also made an appointment for my annual physical.

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/24/2017 7:22 PM
    I think it's so calming to listen to the crickets and frogs while walking on trails, and I love the scent of pine.

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/23/2017 6:57 PM
    Ordered a few tops from "Threads For Thought," a "green" clothing company - fabric, dyes, manufacturing, etc.  Learning about the clothing industry and will watch a documentary on Netflix called The True Cost.

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/21/2017 2:12 PM
    Loving the cool fall air and the beautiful leaves!!

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/20/2017 10:58 PM
    Netflix has a documentary, "Hungry for Change," and it's an eye-opener about the chemicals in processed food, some of which are addictive and others that are so unhealthy.  Highly recommend viewing.

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/18/2017 8:23 PM
    Found alternate walking route this evening.  Procrastinated going and it became too dark to walk my regular trails.  I simply didn't feel like going, but decided it's worth the challenge!!

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/16/2017 3:32 PM
    As a child, my parents taught me how to take "Navy Showers," meaning turn on the shower to get your body wet and turn immediately off. Soap up your body and if necessary shampoo your hair.  Then turn the water back on to rinse.  After rinsing, turn the water off and apply conditioner.  While the conditioner is working its magic, you can shave your legs.  Then turn the water back on for final rinse!!

    • Jessica Ridgeway 10/16/2017 3:44 PM
      Our whole family showers like this and for over a year we collected that water to flush with. It was messy, but I am thinking of starting the bucket flushing again anyway.

  • Maureen O'Rourke 10/16/2017 3:25 PM
    OOPS!!  Didn't realize I was supposed to log-in every day since October 11th...went on the calendar today, the 16th, and checked off the activities I completed from day 1 through today, but not sure I received full or partial credit for the 11th through the 15th...Sorry if our team lost points because of this!!