October 11 - October 25, 2017

Susan Stuart

Story of Stuff Team

"My mission is to improve my own energy efficiency practices, encourage others to do the same. Also to care for our natural world, and contribute through use of wildlife safe landscaping practices, plantings to increase carbon offset, and help to protect and restore natural and wild areas. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 844 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    234
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,600
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Challenges

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Consumer-supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Collect Rain Water

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 90 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Talk To My Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% more energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Feed


  • Susan Stuart 10/22/2017 11:05 PM
    www.forterra.org

  • Susan Stuart 10/22/2017 11:04 PM
    offered to take neighbors glass recycle to nearby recycle center when I take mine.  recycled food waste (veggie, bread, eggshells) into worm bin composter.  

  • Susan Stuart 10/22/2017 10:58 PM
    purchased carbon offset for airline flight through Forterra   www.foreretta.org

  • Susan Stuart 10/21/2017 2:14 PM
    Yesterday Recycled clothing that was in good shape, by sharing with a friend.  I had excess light weight coats, and I shared two of those, as well as long sleeve shirts and fleeced.   I spent time outside gardening. kept house temp lower all day.  It has become a comfortable aetting for me now.   I plan to buy some drought tolerant plantings that are low maintenance needs and require only evdry two year light compost application.   Washed and reused orange juice container for working outdoors today. Focused on drinking more water and less tea on a daily basis. Disposed of old meds in environmentally sound way with my pharmacy to prevent leaching of meds into ground water system; or washing out into rovers, streams and Puget sound.   

  • Susan Stuart 10/19/2017 11:45 PM
    Joined local CSA via internet sign up!   Wild Hare Organics!

  • Susan Stuart 10/19/2017 10:58 PM
    Decreased use of electricity in my home by turning off lights in all areas not currentlyI am not curretly in. Added two more fluorescent lights to house lighting. 

    • Linda Stell 10/20/2017 2:50 AM
      My problem is always getting the family members to follow suit......I turn the lights off next thing I know they are all on and there is now no one home????

  • Susan Stuart 10/19/2017 10:46 PM
    Rainy day; but signed up for CUE class on sustainable, environmentally safe landscaping.    

  • Susan Stuart 10/18/2017 2:26 PM
    I put reusable shopping bags in vehicle; so they'll be there for future shopping trips.   

  • Susan Stuart 10/16/2017 1:41 PM
    I forgot to post for two days; butt did all daily challenges!

  • Susan Stuart 10/16/2017 1:39 PM
    I need to put reusable bags in both vehicles; so that I always have them when shopping.  I didn't have them for trip to get pet food in hubby's car.   I planted flower bulbs for pollinators....hundreds of them!   weeded and put in yard waste disposal.  walked dog twice for 30 minutes each time.