April 1 - April 30, 2019

Monica McAllister

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

"We help people care for land and water."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 703 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    144
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    19
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    18
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    7
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 20 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 15 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 5 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 1 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 19 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 5 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

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 0.6 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 1.07 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 1 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 1 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 0 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 5 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 17 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 18 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 20 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 20 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 14 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 20 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 20 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

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