October 11 - October 25, 2017

Wendy OBrien

Rob Greenfield Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,457 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    222
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 9 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or utensils.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Powering a Bright Future', with family, friends, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% more energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Take Control

I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at my school, grocery market, or workplace.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Complete a Recycler / Composter Training

I will sign up for a Recycler / Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Happiness

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.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Wendy OBrien 10/25/2017 6:03 PM
    I will truly miss all of the positive posts I have read over the past2 weeks.  I'm seriously thinking that starting a commune with all of you wonderful people would be a really cool thing.😁✌

  • Wendy OBrien 10/25/2017 1:20 PM
    Treehugger Club will be donating our annual Earth Day bake sale money to a non-profit organization that has inspired us during this Eco challenge✌

  • Wendy OBrien 10/25/2017 1:09 PM
    My 2nd grade class and Ttreehugger  lub enjoyed seeing the impact that was made over the past 2 weeks.  They are currently making a "Good Stewards of the Earth" quilt to be displayed.
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  • Wendy OBrien 10/24/2017 3:02 PM
    Although Eco Challenge is nearing its final days,  I am excited  to continue implementing and sharing the wonderful things I have learned. 

  • Wendy OBrien 10/24/2017 2:40 PM
    The teacher break room ialways provides the perfect opportunity to reach others.  Today I talked about toilet bricks and eliminating disposable items.  I'm encouraging faculty and staff to bring their own reusable utensils, dinnerware, and cups to work. (I'm very tempted to hide the huge box of plastic utensils   see what happens🙃)

  • Wendy OBrien 10/23/2017 8:08 PM
    I just installed 3 toilet tank banks and can't wait to share with everyone tomorrow!  Such an easy thing to do!!

  • Wendy OBrien 10/23/2017 1:42 PM
    Started a collection bucket in school cafeteria of food scraps.  Some will be fed to pigs at a teacher's farm and the rest will be composted.  

  • Wendy OBrien 10/22/2017 5:38 PM
    Enjoyed the sunrise and a trail race today 
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  • Wendy OBrien 10/21/2017 7:41 AM
    Organized NWEI courses to present at my school's next inservice day.  Will also give a brief presentation to the Treehugger Club.

    • Rob Greenfield 10/21/2017 4:47 PM
      Way to go Wendy! That's amazing! I plan to organize a course when I move to Orlando this winter!

  • Wendy OBrien 10/21/2017 7:35 AM
    Visited a local arts market and purchased local produce and grits for a meal I'm cooking. 
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