April 1 - April 30, 2019

Stephen Cook

Columbia Land Trust

"Day by day I aim to be in greater harmony with nature."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 656 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    65
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    922
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    32
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    120
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    42
    whole food meals
    consumed

Stephen's Actions

Transportation

Consider Switching To An Electric Vehicle

I will test drive an electric vehicle at the Forth showcase in downtown Portland.

Uncompleted
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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 2 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Stephen Cook 4/30/2019 2:08 PM
    The challenge has me thinking beyond the specific items I aimed to do.   For example, today at home we vowed to dry our clothing outside, weather permitting, since so much of the electricity we use goes to our clothes dryer.

  • Stephen Cook 4/30/2019 2:07 PM
    This one-month challenge has me thinking about other ways to "green" my life.  The one we came up with today is that we'll be drying our clothes on a rack outside as weather permits, since clothes dryers use so much electricity.

  • Stephen Cook 4/25/2019 8:16 AM
    With the return of good weather, biking instead of driving is becoming much more appealing.

  • Stephen Cook 4/22/2019 12:41 PM
    Today I'm going to ride my bike home from work--easy on the earth, and good for me, too.  

  • Stephen Cook 4/12/2019 7:10 AM
    I'm enjoying the way the Challenge reminds me to pay attention, daily, to little things that add up to a real difference.