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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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William Bailey

Waterleaf Architecture

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 591 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    95
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    18
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    36
    minutes
    spent learning

William's Actions

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 2 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    William Bailey 10/24/2018 4:14 PM
    Okay, so taking your own cup into Starbucks is an accepted practice.  How does this continue with other beverages in other venues and locations?  As long as one is being served, it is difficult.  Can it be implemented at self serve locations, without buying bottles or cans which have a lot of embodied energy, even when recycled?  Just sayin'
  • 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?

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    William Bailey 10/24/2018 4:12 PM
    Okay, so one needs printers that print to both sides.  Simple settings make this a default.  Not a challenge.  The next challenge should be "do you really need to print that"!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    William Bailey 10/24/2018 4:10 PM
    Why is it harder to compost in the Winter?  It seems like the natural compostable foods are more plentiful in the Summer and one thinks about the nutrients going to the soil in the growing season.  Also, turning your compost when its wet, rainy and cold is hard!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    William Bailey 10/24/2018 4:08 PM
    Self care starts with family care.  By caring for loved ones, one advocates for self care.  Self care is practicing on yourself what your loved ones would like for you.
  • 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?

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    William Bailey 10/24/2018 4:06 PM
    It is a cultural thing.  I've noticed a geographical correlation as well.  Where an economy includes meat production, the natural tendency is to support that in the diet presented.  This also goes along with healthy and organic choices.  It's more expensive to buy foods that are more basic.  Go Figure....

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    William Bailey 10/24/2018 9:03 AM
    Persistence is required to complete the challenge.  Keep up the good work! 

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    William Bailey 10/19/2018 2:48 PM
    Big day with Clients ....  Eco Challenge Everywhere!!

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    William Bailey 10/19/2018 2:47 PM
    Missed the meatless meals today....  Working on a sustainable diet :)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    William Bailey 10/17/2018 7:39 AM
    Recycling is not easy.  Finding a place for the items not accepted at curbside is getting harder and harder.  Markets overseas for our junk has dried-up.  We need a market for processed recyclables!

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    William Bailey 10/10/2018 2:00 PM
    Enjoy the competition will little effort!  Compost, Reuse, Reduce!