April 1 - April 30, 2019

Robert Ventura

Team SOLE

"Make the world a Greener, Friendlier, better place :)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 113 Total

Challenges

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Uncompleted
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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Feed

  • 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?

    Robert Ventura 4/09/2019 9:06 AM
    One of the nearest bodies of water in Portland is the Willamette river, which is unfortunately impacted largely in a negative way by pollution through run off from fertilizers  and legal waste dumping. 

  • Robert Ventura 4/09/2019 9:01 AM
    It's a great day at sole! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Ditch the Lawn
    What is the main water source in your region?

    Robert Ventura 4/09/2019 9:00 AM
    The main water source in our region is the Tualatin River
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install Greywater Catchment
    What are some of the things that water provides for you?

    Robert Ventura 4/04/2019 12:19 PM
    Water provides me refreshment, nourishment, clarity and calmness

  • Robert Ventura 4/04/2019 11:01 AM
    During my time traveling through the country with green living activists, I learned a lot about what it means for each individual to do their part and what kind of impact it can have to start doing the little things to make a difference. It's really refreshing to see a company so dedicated to reducing, recycling, and reusing like SOLE! 
  • 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?

    Robert Ventura 4/04/2019 10:58 AM
    I believe that the consumer culture that was instilled into the American economy following WW2 coupled with the status quo that was developed through rationing for people to have meat with every meal as a sign of wealth has contributed largely to that fact.