October 11 - October 25, 2017

Laura Powers

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 517 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    10
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Challenges

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Uncompleted
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

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Laura Powers 10/23/2017 3:52 PM
    I went on a nice long walk yesterday around the park by my house -- the changing leaves are so beautiful! I also worked a little bit on my garden and just sat outside and appreciated the quiet.

  • Laura Powers 10/19/2017 10:14 AM
    I'm not eating any meat during this eco challenge. I was a vegetarian for 10 years and I'm trying it out again. So far, it's easy breezy!

  • Laura Powers 10/16/2017 11:17 AM
    This weekend I picked figs from a neighbor's fig tree! I've enjoyed giving some away, eating them fresh and I also plan on testing out my food dehydrator so I can put them in oatmeal this winter. It is really special to enjoy fruit that was grown so close to my home.

    • Heidi Sickert 10/16/2017 11:37 AM
      YUM Laura! We love figs as well and are lucky to have friends with trees.  They make jam from them --another delicious option/

  • Laura Powers 10/11/2017 2:42 PM
    Happy first day of the Eco Challenge, everyone!!

  • Laura Powers 10/04/2017 5:18 PM

  • Laura Powers 9/29/2017 12:16 PM
    One thing I'm excited to do for the EcoChallenge is visit my local recycling depot -- Far West Fibers -- which is just down the road from my house.  www.farwestrecycling.com