April 1 - April 30, 2019

Carrie Kelly

Hyster-Yale Group Portland

"Make positive and sustained changes to better the environment. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 617 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    40
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    183
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    76
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    20
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    38
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    560
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    19
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 1 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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 20
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 20
DAILY 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 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Carrie Kelly 4/10/2019 8:56 AM
    So far it's curbed my amount of driving and my shower time has been reduced.  The nudge was good. 

  • Carrie Kelly 4/10/2019 8:55 AM
    So far it's curbed my driving and shower time which is a good change.  The nudge has been helpful. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Carrie Kelly 4/10/2019 8:52 AM
    Certainly the price and choices are becoming more and more approachable for making the switch.  And gas prices are a big part of that equation.  

  • Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:49 PM
    I was having difficulties seeing all the functionality when using internet explorer - once i switched to Chrome it was all better.  YAY!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:49 PM
    I plan to focus on buying more of my food in bulk whenever possible and using glass storage jars at home.  Packaging around my purchased goods is something I'm paying way more attention to.  
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:47 PM
    I hope to make it a default setting on the machines and if someone wants single sided printing they need to select it.  :)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:47 PM
    If I don't have a bag for items I often stuff it in my purse whenever possible.  If I wind up needing a bag I ask for paper and then I use the paper bag for my garbage can liner in my kitchen rather than a plastic one.  
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:45 PM
    Our Tri-Met Max system makes using mass transit so easy.  I use it whenever I have to go to downtown.  It also eliminates the parking nightmares!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:44 PM
    YES!!!!  We produce more food than we can eat now.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Carrie Kelly 4/04/2019 1:42 PM
    I think large commercial farming has moved the reality of our meat consumption out of our view.  Not only are consumers wholly unaware of how the animals are treated - but also the number of them being raised for food or even what the process of butchering them is.  It's a significant disconnect which means consumers see no consequence to their actions.  As a meat eater I do everything I can to ensure there is no meat wasted when I prepare it and I've started making it a significantly smaller portion on my plate as well as eating it only a few time a week.