October 11 - October 25, 2017

chevy pham

Metro

"I need more cardio activities and commit to reducing food waste (overbuying perishables, food expiring, etc.)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 598 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    people
    helped
  • up to
    25
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent exercising

Challenges

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY 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 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 30 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 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 25 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Involving My Children

I will involve my children in completing the actions I have selected during the challenge.

COMPLETED 9 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

PAID FAMILY LEAVE

I will learn about paid leave and its impact on health and wellness at a personal and societal level and how I can help advocate for paid leave in my company and at the national level.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 8 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • chevy pham 10/25/2017 2:50 PM
    gratitude:  (1) beautiful sunrises (2) co-workers who care enough about the environment to have Metro be part of Eco Challenge (3) living in the USA

  • chevy pham 10/24/2017 8:37 AM
    it's unlikely i will be able to maintain a diet free of refined sugar for the remainder of the challenge.  the spouse bought a giant box of Walker's shortbread cookies at costco. sigh...
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  • chevy pham 10/23/2017 11:16 AM
    gratitude:  (1) electricity (2) warm roof over my head (3) the farmers who grow food.

  • chevy pham 10/22/2017 4:21 PM
    Fell off the wagon and had sugar the last couple of days... tomorrow is another day to test my commitment.

  • chevy pham 10/21/2017 9:08 PM
    Raised money for a non profit today. Over 50 people walked in the rain and wind to bring in over $10,300 to feed the hungry.  https://www.firstgiving.com/BuddhistGlobalRelief/2017-portland-or-walk-to-feed-the-hungry
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  • chevy pham 10/21/2017 9:03 PM
    Gratitude: (1) generous people who share their resources and care for those less fortunate (2) a life that allows me to practice generosity regularly (3) our electric car

  • chevy pham 10/19/2017 12:48 PM
    sitting next to a birthday cake and not eating it...no sugar.

    • Patrick Morgan 10/20/2017 11:18 AM
      Kudos! I should have made that my challenge this year. There is so much sugary food around right now.

  • chevy pham 10/19/2017 12:47 PM
    Gratitude:  (1) helping angels who appear when I am bummed out (2) friends and family who are supporting the Walk to Feed the Hungry (3) being able to recycle

  • chevy pham 10/18/2017 4:07 PM
    going on 3 days without sugar...keeping fingers crossed.

    • Patrick Morgan 10/20/2017 11:20 AM
      I froze most of it, but I may make some more. :)

    • chevy pham 10/19/2017 12:51 PM
      i use honey to satisfy my sweet tooth. maple syrup is good too.  any banana bread left to share?

    • Patrick Morgan 10/19/2017 11:44 AM
      Yay! Is that all sugar or just refined sugar? 
      Yesterday I made banana bread that I sweetened with maple syrup! Turned out great!

  • chevy pham 10/18/2017 10:40 AM
    i am failing at seeing the sunrise/sunset :-(

    • chevy pham 10/23/2017 11:19 AM
      if only the sunset/sunrise was during the middle of the day... :-(.  this week is sunny everyday so i must see the sunset at least once.  this morning was foggy.