October 11 - October 25, 2017

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  • Lisa Heigh 10/26/2017 4:50 PM
    I participated but I didn't record all my points as I thought I could do them at the end.


    • Jessica Riccardi 10/26/2017 11:57 PM
      I believe our points are recorded for us on the left side of the feed. Is that what you mean?

  • Jamie Repasky 10/25/2017 10:15 PM
    It was great taking the challenge with you all!

  • Patrick Morgan 10/25/2017 3:57 PM
    It's not the end of the day yet, so I feel a bit weird recording that I didn't buy anything today, but my plan when I leave here is to go right home and do house work.

    My breakfast was a local ingredient scramble.

    I cut down my screen time by reading a book over lunch and I intend to do more of the same when I get home.

    I think that, with the exception of one item purchase, I had a successful EcoChallenge and I think I can continue on with some of these habits, though eating local foods may get harder as the cold dark season progresses. In spring I think I'll be ready to join a CSA!


  • chevy pham 10/25/2017 2:50 PM
    gratitude:  (1) beautiful sunrises (2) co-workers who care enough about the environment to have Metro be part of Eco Challenge (3) living in the USA

  • Amy Hendrix 10/25/2017 2:40 PM
    As the challenge wraps up today, I must say it has been pretty tough to avoid refined sugar! But I definitely feel better for it and hope that I can keep it up. My second challenge was one that I created. It was to stop purchasing products sold in plastic clam shells. I used to recycle those at New Seasons, but that option came to an end on 10/1 due to China's ban on those recyclables from the U.S.  As the challenge progressed, the amount of food in grocery stores packaged in plastic clam shells really stood out like never before. It has increased my resolve to avoid these items and look for ways to lobby for packaging alternatives, even if the market for these recyclables opens up again. So I'd say the EcoChallenge was a big success for me!

    • Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 4:18 PM
      That's wonderful! I applaud your ability to stay away from sugar. I usually don't have a problem with it, but I "accidentally" had ice cream at home and was weak:/
      It's crazy how doing a challenge like this really makes you aware, right?

  • Tracy Kester-Evans 10/25/2017 2:01 PM
    The biggest struggles; eating without electronic distractions and getting 20 more minutes of sleep.

    • Rebecca Snook 10/25/2017 2:10 PM
      Isn't it weird that getting extra sleep is a struggle? I find that to be hard, too.

  • Jenna Garmon 10/25/2017 1:26 PM
    I'm going to do my best to continue all of the challenges that I took on these past few weeks (while also not being hard on myself if I falter). I may make an except for dark chocolate to the no refined sugar one :). 

  • Jenna Garmon 10/25/2017 1:22 PM
    Today, I'm grateful for: 
    1) The abundance of healthy food available to me; 
    2) Patrick for leading the EcoChallenge yet again this year, and
    3) All of you, for taking on the EcoChallenge!


  • Ken Pitts 10/25/2017 1:00 PM
    I kept my 2 challenges at a doable level and made it all the way through! Feels good...

  • Dawson Bodner Laura 10/25/2017 12:57 PM
    I'm going to continue with my challenge activities - thanks Patrick for your inspiring leadership.