April 1 - April 30, 2019

Scot Wood

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

"Reduce my carbon foot print - original idea, right?!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 545 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    48
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    24
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    120
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    48
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    750
    minutes
    spent learning

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 24 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 24 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 24 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 24 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 24 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

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 24 OF 30
DAILY 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 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 24 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 24 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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