October 11 - October 25, 2017

Rebecca Snook

Mayo Clinic

"To be more conscious about what I use"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,437 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    246
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people

Challenges

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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

Buy Food And Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water during the Challenge.

COMPLETED 9 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Involving My Children

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

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

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

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

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

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

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 13 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 0 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

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 9 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
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

Waste

Complete a Recycler / Composter Training

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

Completed
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 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Rebecca Snook 11/02/2017 9:17 AM
    I'm working hard to continue with the changes I made in the challenge :D  I'm constantly surprised at how much we have to recycle!

  • Rebecca Snook 10/26/2017 2:02 PM
    Loved this:D

  • Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 4:21 PM
    I'm hoping that I continue with everything I've started!
    Also, I know I'm not going to win the Looptworks backpack, but through this challenge I've also been able to learn about several different products that are eco-minded that I look forward to trying out :D

  • Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 2:22 PM
    One of my favorite things about this challenge has been reading about what others have done, there have been a lot of creative and innovative ways people have completed these challenges and I hope to use some of the things I have learned about during this challenge and to complete things that I wanted to but was unable to at this time. The things that I have committed to doing throughout this challenge though, should and will become habits for me. It's important that everyone do what they can, because every bit makes a difference; just look at the impact we've made in two weeks!

  • Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 9:44 AM
    I'm sad this is the final day of the challenge. I hope I'll be able to keep up with the changes I've made during this challenge and especially the ones that involve my son! I hope the Mayo Clinic will be a part of this next time around:D

  • Rebecca Snook 10/24/2017 3:33 PM
    I'm sad we are down to our final day(s)! It's been a lot of fun challenging myself:D

  • Rebecca Snook 10/23/2017 10:28 AM
    Only 2 days left! Seeing the impact everyone has made is amazing:D

  • Rebecca Snook 10/22/2017 8:51 AM
     I really like that this has given me an opportunity to do something meaningful with my son: 

  • Rebecca Snook 10/21/2017 8:53 AM
    Some of these things are more difficult to accomplish over the weekend!

  • Rebecca Snook 10/20/2017 8:21 AM
    Only 5 days left, I wish it was going to last longer!