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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Cara Wessel

Hennebery Eddy Architects

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. – John Muir"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,257 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    225
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    280
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    13
    whole food meals
    consumed

Cara's Actions

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

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

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

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Cara Wessel 10/25/2017 9:39 AM
    Enjoyed lunch outside yesterday! Soak up some sun while you still can!

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    Cara Wessel 10/20/2017 4:38 PM
    Not feeling great about flying this weekend BUT feels good to write letters to my senator and representative in support of clean energy jobs! 

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    Cara Wessel 10/17/2017 8:29 AM
    Carpooling with coworkers! Winning! 

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    Cara Wessel 10/15/2017 12:17 PM
    Having a successful morning! Hope everyone is continuing their new habits into the weekend!

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    Cara Wessel 10/13/2017 4:03 PM
    After watching Dirt I'd love to participate in a CSA program again. I used to get a weekly box in Fresno. Anyone have a favorite in Portland? 

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    Cara Wessel 10/12/2017 6:53 PM
    While stuck in traffic on my bus ride home I thought about how great it would be if more people took public transportation! Maybe I'd get home faster?!

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    Cara Wessel 10/11/2017 7:52 PM
    Enjoyed my delicious dinner - free of processed food! 

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    Cara Wessel 10/10/2017 8:02 PM
    Don't let silly excuses stop you!

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    Cara Wessel 10/09/2017 8:32 PM
    Pumped for the EcoChallenge!