October 11 - October 25, 2017

Leigh Wheeler

Bureau of Development Services

"Progress is not inevitable. It is the result of choices we make together. -Barack Obama"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 630 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Leigh's Actions

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

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Simplicity

Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 5 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 15 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

Local Materials

I will spin wool from local sheep in preparation to make a sweater. Spin every day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Leigh Wheeler 10/26/2017 2:24 PM
    I learned that I will do nearly anything for points.

    • Jessica Fuller 10/30/2017 12:23 PM
      Including weird selfie pictures. 

      But seriously, I signed up for ImperfectProduce.com which will 
      HELPS FIGHT FOOD WASTE

      Save produce that might otherwise go to waste. We have totally   everything they have sent. We are also trying new foods because of this service.

    • Jessica Fuller 10/30/2017 12:17 PM
      Me too!! Haha

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/25/2017 7:42 AM
    Progress is not inevitable. It is the result of choices we make together. -Barack Obama

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/23/2017 9:32 AM
    With only a few days to go, my challenges are doing really well!

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/22/2017 2:12 PM
    “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
    Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/20/2017 8:49 AM
    Your Eco Thought for today: To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up. -Dalai Lama



  • Leigh Wheeler 10/19/2017 12:16 PM
    Hope and change are hard-fought things. -Michelle Obama

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/18/2017 10:25 AM
    This has been a good challenge to focus on goals and keep me motivated! I find that I am getting more done in the evening when I get points! Silly, but it works.

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/17/2017 2:47 PM
    Looking forward to digging up the garden and planting a cover crop when I get home! Hopefully it isn't too late.

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/16/2017 3:22 PM
    Your EcoTip of the day: Bring back the clothesline!: Using a clothesline to dry your clothes whenever possible is a great way to reduce carbon emissions. 

    Not always possible outside in our rainy City, but they do work well when it is dry!

  • Leigh Wheeler 10/15/2017 2:19 PM
    I tended the garden today. I rinse (1 minute) and dry (2-3 weeks) my eggshells, crush them in a paper sack with a rolling pin, and then spread them on the garden for calcium. It is very slow release so at this point I still need to add bio-available calcium for the tomatoes at planting time, but long term it should work well. I also just ordered The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Building and Maintaining Healthy Soil * Wise Watering * Pest Control Strategies * Home Composting ... of Growing Guides for Fruits and Vegetables