October 11 - October 25, 2017

Lana Salem

PCC SOC 228 Environmental Sociology

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 216 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    4
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    77
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

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

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 2 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

Feed


  • Lana Salem 10/25/2017 5:48 PM
    I am still in the process of buying/building my own worm compost to have at home but in the meantime I have been saving compostable scraps in my freezer (to avoid any bad smell) and I plan on taking them to a local community garden to add to their compost. I think this is a nice way to compost for people who do not want to deal with the set up and maintenance of an indoor composting system. 

  • Lana Salem 10/23/2017 10:18 AM
    I live by the Willamette and normally I walk my dog along the river but only go so far on the trail. Yesterday I went father than I usually do and discovered some really beautiful views. I will start going father whenever I have the time to now! It's interesting that there are so many things I haven't seen just right in my neighborhood and I definitely would like to explore more. 

  • Lana Salem 10/18/2017 12:13 PM
    I purchased a reusable water bottle from Target. It's by the company Swell and its a metal bottle that keeps things cold. I have created much less trash at work by not having to get plastic cups every time I need water and plus I always have a nice cold water now! I would definitely recommend this company if anyone is interested in purchasing an ecofriendly water bottle (: I think everyone should have one.