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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Alex Boettger

Gerding Edlen

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,181 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    88
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    114
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    114
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    102
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2,640
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1,200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Alex's Actions

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 5 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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 5 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 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

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 120 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 6 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

    Alex Boettger's avatar
    Alex Boettger 10/24/2018 10:55 AM
    Water timber management, water conservation and water rights are pressing issues in Oregon
  • 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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    Alex Boettger 10/24/2018 10:46 AM
    I could eat more vegetables and less meat.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Alex Boettger 10/24/2018 8:44 AM
    Balancing what we put into and take out of the environment will mean future generations will have access as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Alex Boettger 10/24/2018 8:43 AM
    By going to city planning meetings and advocating for greater public transportation access.

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    Alex Boettger 10/24/2018 8:31 AM
    Last Day of Ecochallenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Alex Boettger 10/23/2018 8:55 AM
    I think the environment we live in is a key driver or our health.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    Alex Boettger 10/23/2018 8:27 AM
    i go to yoga, a lot of it.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Alex Boettger 10/23/2018 8:26 AM
    I go to yoga, a lot of it.

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    Alex Boettger 10/23/2018 8:11 AM
    Only two more days of eco challenge.  Make sure you get your points!

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    Alex Boettger 10/22/2018 8:21 AM
    Visibility is low today, be safe if you are walking or biking in to work.