April 1 - April 30, 2019

Poppy Milliken

ERM Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 877 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    48
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    248
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    18
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    248
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    4
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    36
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 8 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 8
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 30
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

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time 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 18
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 29
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
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

Feed


  • Poppy Milliken 4/30/2019 8:32 AM
    I'm glad we did this challenge. It helped me think about all the things I can do on a daily basis to help reduce the resources I use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Poppy Milliken 4/22/2019 9:31 AM
    I'm pretty obsessive about turning all the lights out when I leave a room. It's just a little thing but adds up over time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    Poppy Milliken 4/18/2019 8:36 AM
    Other than housing, groceries are probably my biggest expense every month. Food is also one thing I am happy to pay more for. I'd rather spend a little more and eat better food than save money on empty calories.