October 11 - October 25, 2017

Shawna Troyer

Ecova Allstars

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 417 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    210
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered

Shawna's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of leave no trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 30 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Needs vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 0
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Reduce Unwanted Mail

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

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.

Uncompleted
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

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
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Shawna Troyer 10/24/2017 8:19 PM
    I had lofty goals for today but decided i didn't want to drive so much. i did find a new nature hiking area I've never been to but the drive to get there and the crush of cars parked around the trailhead - seems best to go early or not at all. goals of weeding out excess is moving slowly along. I've got 200. Or so books I'm donating for a fundraiser on the morning and a bag of clothes and sundry to donate to charities. Some is professional so I'm going to see if YWCA still has "my sister's closet". They helped me out with professional clothes when i was unemployed years ago. It will be nice to give back. 

  • Shawna Troyer 10/22/2017 7:41 PM
    Today wad a beautiful day! I slept in, then worked on going through some boxes to organize and declutter. 

  • Shawna Troyer 10/22/2017 7:38 PM
    On Saturday i donated about 100 books to the Spokane Valley library. 

  • Shawna Troyer 10/21/2017 4:55 AM
    WSQ spokane quilt show is this weekend. I volunteered 5   (they are a non profit).

  • Shawna Troyer 10/15/2017 8:11 PM
    The challenge is hard for me this year. I did  get a full 7 hours sleep last night! Miracle of Miracles 

  • Shawna Troyer 10/14/2017 7:10 PM
    Small step but I've weeded out quilting magazines. Cut the items i find inspiring and recycled the rest (or passed along to my neighbor the ones she'd love)

    • Robin Donoho 10/14/2017 7:28 PM
      I do the same thing with my quilting magazines.  and recycle the others to quilting friends :-)


  • Shawna Troyer 10/12/2017 9:34 PM
    My apartment rated quite poorly on the energy audit. But it was built in the 40's and the items pulling it down are not things the owner will replace.

    • Carl Brogli 10/12/2017 9:43 PM
      Well, it sounds like the old energy-inefficient stuff is about ready to break.....and get recycled of course...lol.


  • Shawna Troyer 10/11/2017 10:25 PM
    Off to a slow start. Did find a few fabric pieces i can get rid of though and it's something

  • Shawna Troyer 10/10/2017 11:24 PM
    Excited the challenge starts tomorrow!

  • Shawna Troyer 10/09/2017 3:22 PM
    Does anybody know if it's possible to assign credit to the person who invited you to the team once you've already clicked to skip that step? I can't find a spot to redo that option.