April 1 - April 30, 2019

Samantha Wright

Hyster-Yale Group Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 672 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    54
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 24
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 27
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

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Samantha Wright 4/15/2019 12:07 PM
    It's good to research how the details on how your donated items will be recycled. Especially in situations with textile recycling and donation, it's good to identify the organizations near you that have both limited requirements and that keep things as local as possible. This way we can keep textile waste out of the landfill, and don't spend precious resources shipping them halfway across the world if we don't have to.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Samantha Wright 4/15/2019 12:03 PM
    I would love to learn about preserving stone fruits such as fruits this year--I think they would hold up better than this past year's harvest that are still sitting in our freezer.
  • 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?

    Samantha Wright 4/10/2019 10:38 AM
    We can start shifting our meat-focused food culture by voting with our dollar, opting for plant based options, and eating more mindfully. There weren't this many dairy substitutes at the grocery store 10 years ago. It's also a great time to shift as Spring vegetables are popping up and it's easier to shift to eating more seasonally and locally.
  • 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?

    Samantha Wright 4/08/2019 7:11 AM
    The default for our printer settings is two-sided and we have designated recycling bins for paper that is only printed on one-side so they can be upcycled for scratch paper notepads.