October 11 - October 25, 2017

Dana Vandeberghe

Portland General Electric

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 301 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    8
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8
    organic meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 9
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

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 20 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY CHALLENGES

Create Your Own Action

Recycle & Reuse

Go through box of old Christmas cards and make tags, postcards, and bookmarks out of them in order to reuse them. I picked it because I have thousands of Christmas cards that I have collected over the last 42 years. I will donate the rest to organizations who do the same thing.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Dana Vandeberghe 10/24/2017 4:03 PM
    I took some stuff to Far West Recycling in Hillsboro.  They take all kinds of things that Goodwill, Salvation Army, Value Village, and others won't take that will keep you from disposing something into the landfill (i.e. mattresses, older electronics, sleeper couches).  I also like the Habitat for Humanity Reuse Center in Beaverton.  They took all my excess landscaping supplies (like cement blocks, extra lumber, etc).

    • Rebecca Snook 10/24/2017 4:48 PM
      That was a really good idea taking things you can't use to them! I'll bet a lot of people (myself included) would not have thought of that!

  • Dana Vandeberghe 10/23/2017 10:00 AM
    I just spent the weekend going through 40 years of old Christmas cards.  I scanned the ones I want a record of and then re-used them for multiple craft projects or prepped them to be donated.

    • That's awesome Dana. It always feels good to declutter, and reuse or recycle. It also makes it easier to appreciate the things that really matter, when it's not stuck in a pile of stuff you don't care much about.

  • Dana Vandeberghe 10/19/2017 1:35 PM
    I started doing Blue Apron.  Not only can I cook without wasting food (as the sizes are perfect proportioned) but there is also no waste as everything in the box is recyclable.

  • Dana Vandeberghe 10/17/2017 4:30 PM
    Looking for other ways to recycle?  Donate old crayons to "The Crayon Initiative" or hair/fur trimmings (if you own a beauty or pet salon) to "Matter of Trust" who use it to clean up oil spills.

  • Dana Vandeberghe 10/17/2017 9:48 AM
    I found this cool free app.  It allows you to log your 3 daily gratitudes for the challenge electronically.  I used to keep a paper journal but this is much easier.  If you don't like this one there are at least 20 other apps that do similar things.

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  • Dana Vandeberghe 10/16/2017 4:30 PM
    Attended Veg Fest at the Convention Center yesterday.  Got a lot of great literature about becoming vegetarian/vegan, tried a lot of delicious/organic samples,  and learned how to do things more eco friendly (i.e. wash clothes). This was one of my favorite products sampled.
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