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October 11 - October 25, 2017

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  • Jessica Riccardi's avatar
    Jessica Riccardi 10/26/2017 11:55 PM
    Well, its been great. I truly feel like I've accomplished something here. And it looks like others have as well. So proud XD 

  • Kim Smith's avatar
    Kim Smith 10/26/2017 2:40 AM
    Darn!  I sure wish that I could have recorded my final day.  Being on Hawaii time keeps getting me, as I miss the Pacific time window.  Either way, I ended the EcoChallenge with a bang, with extensive walking and lots of bus travel around Honolulu, so that I could buy seeds at the University of Hawaii for our community garden, explore a museum, and join my partner after work.  It was a lot of fun to feel more confident with the public bus here and know that I can navigate this large city.

  • Ryan Gannon's avatar
    Ryan Gannon 10/25/2017 11:07 PM
    Final day of the ecochallenge! Great work everyone. I know that this experience has helped me to commit to developing a more sustainable lifestyle. I find this to be a great tool for change and I'd be happy to take the challenge again. Every day for nearly two weeks I have walked at least 2 more miles than usual; I waste less water; I take more time to enjoy nature--all of these shifts have been helpful individually, but they also affect the world at large. Taking this mindset into consideration more often will help us better understand the true impacts of our decisions.

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    Sydney Wilkinson 10/25/2017 10:30 PM
    I'm sad that this is the last day of the eco-challenge!! Some days were tougher than others, but overall I am glad that I was part of it. I will continue to try and do all of my challenges and incorporate them into my every day life. I think what I took away most from this challenge is to Live Simply! We live in a world where we are taught to consume, consume, and consume some more. I realized over these past two weeks that living that way does not truly make me happy. Appreciating the things I do have, eating home cooked meals, and loving my space and the people in it! That's where it is at yo!

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    Lydia Hanssen 10/25/2017 9:42 PM
    Today we ordered from Hood River Organics, a local CSA. So it's official; I've completed all my goals by the end of the challenge! Right now, we are just starting out with one "farmer's box" which should be enough produce for the week. We also get to add on some home-brewed kombucha. Yum! I am so excited for my order to get here. Before the send the box they give you the option to change any contents online, swapping any undesirable fruits or veggies with ones you prefer. It's really neat. This challenge has been so beneficial for me, as I've started to develop a couple good habits and try new things. Hope everyone else found this adventure to be fruitful!

    • Sydney Wilkinson's avatar
      Sydney Wilkinson 10/25/2017 10:32 PM
      Oooh this sounds awesome! I am definitely going to be looking into this! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Carlos Sanchez's avatar
    Carlos Sanchez 10/25/2017 8:46 PM
    overall i feel i did a decent job staying on top of my challenges, i did change one about half way through the event because i kept failing on completing it, but after wards my daily average points increased. this was a very eye opening experience, i never really payed attention to the little habits i had that played a big role in my Eco foot print. i will definitely remember to keep in mind the level of impact i play to the environment on a daily basis, and how a little change good or bad can have a huge impact.

  • Jessica Riccardi's avatar
    Jessica Riccardi 10/25/2017 7:39 PM
    Day 15: I actually feel as if my effort to exercise more has become encouragement to eat healthier!

  • Rachel Joy's avatar
    Rachel Joy 10/25/2017 6:38 PM
    I've been paying attention to some of my other challenges like only flushing when necessary and getting more exercise. I've been walking to get groceries which gives me the exercise and saves gas from my impact as well. 

  • Marychris Sitton's avatar
    Marychris Sitton 10/25/2017 6:01 PM
    Today I went to a vegan place to eat food with a few friends and the place was called Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro. It was great, I got vegan Rama pad thai with soy curls as my main source of protein and it was super yummy, it tasted just like regular pad thai. Good food doesn't always have to contain meat! 

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    Lana Salem 10/25/2017 5:48 PM
    I am still in the process of buying/building my own worm compost to have at home but in the meantime I have been saving compostable scraps in my freezer (to avoid any bad smell) and I plan on taking them to a local community garden to add to their compost. I think this is a nice way to compost for people who do not want to deal with the set up and maintenance of an indoor composting system.