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

Challenges

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 CHALLENGES

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 CHALLENGES

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 16
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Work from Home

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 CHALLENGES

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 CHALLENGES

Transportation

Consider Switching To An Electric Vehicle

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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.