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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Adam Brensen

Lake ECOswego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 652 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    630
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    690
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Adam's Actions

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 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

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Adam Brensen 10/24/2018 1:51 PM

    I think it's worth noting that though we are behind West Linn in points, our per person average is higher! Great Job!

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    Adam Brensen 10/12/2018 9:29 AM
    I read an article on sustainable farming practices this week and how to revive farmland.

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    Adam Brensen 10/10/2018 12:12 PM
    If we bring our point average per person up to 136 points, then we will just pull ahead of West Linn! So, even though they currently have 10 more people than us on the team, it is definitely possible to pull ahead at this point without too much extra effort!

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    Adam Brensen 10/09/2018 7:55 AM
    It's going well! It's been easier to participate than I thought. Especially, with doing most everything from my phone.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Adam Brensen 10/09/2018 7:53 AM
    Exercise and meditation are very beneficial for me!

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    Adam Brensen 10/09/2018 7:52 AM
    I was in California this day on a walk watching the sunset and unexpectedly saw the SpaceX launch later on that  night. It was incredible!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Adam Brensen 10/04/2018 1:05 PM
    I have the best luck with raised beds. Seems like I deal with less weeds and have good control of the soil and fertilizer content with a raised beer garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Adam Brensen 10/03/2018 9:50 AM
    I prepare things I need for the morning before I go to bed, and throughout the previous day, so I can save time in morning. This allows me to get extra sleep each night.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Adam Brensen 9/28/2018 12:16 PM
    Sometimes I forget my reusable bags and get plastic bags from the store! When I keep plenty of bags in my car I tend to remember to bring them inside with me at the store.
  • 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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    Adam Brensen 9/28/2018 12:14 PM
    Sugar is very addictive! I have greatly reduced my intake of processed sugar and carbs by eating more healthy fats and proteins. It keeps blood sugar balanced and helps with feeling satiated. I have noticed I snack less too. I feel better when I don't eat processed sugar.