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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Shannon Tocchini

Port of Portland

"Turn actions into lasting personal and environmental wins..."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,285 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    25
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    72
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    350
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    7.0
    phone calls
    made to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    45
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    350
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Shannon's Actions

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 25-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

I will reduce the amount of unwanted mail I receive (catalogs, phone books, etc.).

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Involving My Children

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at my school, grocery market, or workplace.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Pick Up the Phone

I will make 1 phone call(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate community or planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 20 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 3 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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Create Your Own Action

Advocate for Environmental and Social Issues Via Fax

Another avenue to advocate for environmental and social causes

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/25/2017 12:40 PM
    Final day thoughts...  The biggest challenge for me was avoiding refined sugar.  It's in everything, and it's also just a bad habit.  I thoughtlessly screwed up a few times not thinking before I took a bite, but  I did end up eating a lot more whole foods, fruits and veggies skipping meals (because convenience often has added sugar,  time constraints for better choices, and poor planning on my part). And I read a mega-ton of labels.  I did watch "In Defense of Food" last night - a book I'd read a while ago - and a great way to spend a couple hours.  I could have used the simple, mindful pep talk in that show for the "no sugar challenge" earlier in this couple of weeks.  Cheers!

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/24/2017 8:53 AM
    Going electric this year, I've learned I'm more into battery efficiency than anything else.

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/23/2017 12:52 PM
    In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/22/2017 10:44 PM
    “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."
    -- Charles Kettering, American inventor


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    Shannon Tocchini 10/21/2017 6:26 PM
    What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – Thoreau


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    Shannon Tocchini 10/19/2017 10:27 AM
    “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Steve Jobs

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/18/2017 11:06 AM
    Eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies this week. #NoExtraSugar

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/17/2017 9:56 PM
    Fixed a leaky faucet...

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    Shannon Tocchini 10/17/2017 9:53 PM
    “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do,” - Steve Jobs


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    Shannon Tocchini 10/16/2017 12:28 PM
    I wish there was a "like" button in this program... So many great comments and actions...