October 11 - October 25, 2017

James Riddle

HP Vancouver, WA

"Learn something new, start a new habit, be a model for my kids."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,624 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    people
    helped
  • up to
    165
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    45
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    480
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    4
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

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

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

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

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

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 16 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 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 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 6 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Help Others

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY 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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 10 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

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 5-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

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

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • James Riddle 10/25/2017 10:42 AM
    Last day of 2017 EcoChallenge. Finishing it off by planting a mini herb garden and looking up recipes with basil!

  • James Riddle 10/24/2017 12:05 PM
    Went to Joe's Place farm (in the Heart of East Vancouver, WA) for a farm-fresh cooking pumpkin and 10 lbs of apple varieties you can't get in stores.

  • James Riddle 10/23/2017 11:36 AM
    Just bough carbon offsets for my recent work travel. Sierra Club suggested NativeEnergy, so that's the company I used. http://www.nativeenergy.com/

  • James Riddle 10/22/2017 7:04 PM
    To get some extra walking parked extra far from Providence - FYI... The Portland Timbers beat Vancouver (BC) to claim the first seed in the MLS Western Conference, and to seize the 2017 Cascadia Cup!

  • James Riddle 10/20/2017 10:16 PM
    Just flew home from meetings in California -- Time to buy carbon off-sets...

  • James Riddle 10/19/2017 2:49 PM
    Just made an appointment for my annual physical. Not the coolest EcoChallenge activity, but an important one.

  • James Riddle 10/18/2017 11:59 PM
    Have been making sure a healthy bfast is available to grab and go each morning this week.

  • James Riddle 10/18/2017 11:59 PM
    Have been making sure a healthy bfast is available to grab and go each morning this week.

  • James Riddle 10/18/2017 11:59 PM
    Have been making sure a healthy bfast is available to grab and go each morning this week.

  • James Riddle 10/18/2017 11:59 PM
    Have been making sure a healthy bfast is available to grab and go each morning this week.