April 1 - April 30, 2019

Tracy Hurst

Team SOLE

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 746 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    110
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    3
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,270
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 22
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

Feed


  • Tracy Hurst 4/13/2019 12:43 PM
    My challenge is going great! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Tracy Hurst 4/10/2019 9:27 AM
    I think my household can prepare for changing the water situation by being conscious and cautious on how we utilize our water consumption.

  • Tracy Hurst 4/10/2019 9:24 AM
    I joined the challenge because I would like to make a impact on our environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Tracy Hurst 4/09/2019 9:35 AM
    A 5 min showers is the best I can manage because I usually take 10.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

    Tracy Hurst 4/08/2019 8:48 AM
    Tualatin River is the nearest body of water.  They may be affected by water tempature? that's a guess. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Tracy Hurst 4/06/2019 11:54 AM
    Plastic bags is commonly what I use.  I could pack by reusable grocery bags in the car at all times to avoid getting by groceries bagged up at the grocery store. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

    Tracy Hurst 4/04/2019 7:32 AM
    I would say our concerns are pollution and drought.

  • Tracy Hurst 4/03/2019 5:06 PM
    Today I use my reusable straw and I also gave a set away to my co-worker.