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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Cody Bargholz

Interface Engineering Inc.

"Here are just a few of the key ingredients: dynamite, pole vaulting, laughing gas, choppers - can you see how incredible this is going to be? - hang gliding, come on!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 856 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    720
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    15
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    6
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    66
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    66
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Cody's Actions

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 240 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 120 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 15 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/24/2018 1:21 PM
    Historical water pollution, forest fires and radon are tops. Water pollution from factories and mills, most of which are closed down, introduced so much lead into the water table that it is going to take a long time for the rivers to clear up. Yearly major forest fires negatively affect air quality and radon is giving people with inadequate home ventilation cancer.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/24/2018 1:14 PM
    I think starting back on eating fruits and vegetables from an all meat diet.

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 2:46 PM
    I wish one of the daily challenges was to take a cold shower every day. That would be fun to reflect on.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 9:11 AM
    Probably not. UberPool is a way more practical option for me because of where I live. You can car pool without the hassle of organizing it yourself.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 9:09 AM
    Yes. It's almost unbelievably addicting. After breaking the habit you don't really crave food in general the same way anymore. This is especially true when you cut out all processed foods which include refined carbs.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 9:07 AM
    It's very practical in the Northern latitudes even for stone age cultures. I think poorer indoor air quality may be a problem for immune function.

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 9:03 AM
    Scooting home from work has helped with this challenge if anyone else is doing it.
  • 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?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 9:00 AM
    Pemmican. My goal is to learn how to make it to help travel healthy.
  • 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?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 8:59 AM
    Correct. I'm near the end of this challenge and feel way better. I'm sure cutting out sugar was the biggest factor.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Cody Bargholz 10/23/2018 8:57 AM
    Well I'm not eating vegetables. Eating a pure meat and animal products diet makes this challenge fairly easy depending on the cuts of meat you buy.