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October 11 - October 25, 2017

Port of Portland Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Nina Allen's avatar
    Nina Allen 4/10/2018 3:44 PM
    It went well.  I did not finish, though.  It was such a short challenge.  I learned a lot about bio digesters.  Very cool!

  • Roxana Walls's avatar
    Roxana Walls 11/15/2017 1:24 PM
    It really helped with becoming more self aware of your choices, not just your individual challenge. As well has having some self care practices become priority.

  • Nina Allen's avatar
    Nina Allen 11/14/2017 3:16 PM

    So far I am maintaining my new less-screen-time habit and making low/no waste meals from scratch at home. 

  • Alexandra Eldridge's avatar
    Alexandra Eldridge 11/13/2017 12:28 PM
    I learned how simple & easy it was to make a few changes that ultimately could add up to so much more.  The reduction of screen time (and disconnecting from email when outside of work) not only helped my eyes I'm sure, but I noticed that my stress level seemed lower & I was able to actually spend some of that time reading (a real book, not an e-book!) and just being present.  

  • Lise Glancy's avatar
    Lise Glancy 11/11/2017 9:56 PM
    It does not take much to make a difference.  Change takes baby steps.

  • Nina Allen's avatar
    Nina Allen 11/10/2017 2:37 PM

    Joining the Challenge added incentive to do the things I have am trying to do on a daily basis.  Getting credit for it makes it easier to remember and encouraged me to turn off the screen and go for a walk!

  • Aline Lommen's avatar
    Aline Lommen 11/10/2017 2:00 PM

    Final thoughts.  The challenge was worthwhile to get me thinking about reducing waste, and supporting local farms and suppliers.   I had gotten a little lazy on composting over the past year so we are back to nailing that process down.  I also really appreciated support and ideas from Co-workers

  • Paola Villegas's avatar
    Paola Villegas 11/02/2017 12:01 PM
    Every time I reached for my phone in search of screen time, I opted to go for a walk instead!  This helped me to keep moving!   

  • Melanie Mesaros's avatar
    Melanie Mesaros 11/01/2017 4:10 PM
    I look forward to this challenge each year and appreciate seeing how my actions can truly have an impact. This year, I carved out time for some decluttering around the house and feel so much lighter after that activity. For some reason, planning ahead to bring my reusable cup consistently was more challenging this time but it's something  I can continue to focus on now that the challenge is over. 
    Finally, this challenge always gives me a reason to change up my exercise routine and add in more outdoor activity (even if it's just 15 minutes). 

  • Christine White's avatar
    Christine White 10/31/2017 2:38 PM
    The challenge was instructive and inspiring to me.  I learned it is not that hard to eat meatless meals, and I realized how many lights I leave on every day.  I love being part of a CSA, and will continue to participate.  And I should get out and do more nature hikes, as it is a great stress reliever.   The big take away for me is mindfulness; its important to think about how you want to be a good environmental steward, even in the small things you do every day.