October 3 - October 24, 2018

Lacy Cagle (Ecochallenge.org Staff)

The Bridge

"Consciously evolving"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 311 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Lacy's Actions

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Support a Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

    Sharing possessions instead of purchasing them new can sometimes be less convenient or timely, especially with the ease of Amazon prime. Our society also encourages and incentivizes consumption and individual ownership. 
    The Cowry Collective is an awesome timebanking organization that exists in St Louis that works to create alternative economies. Some of my friends and I also created a tool library so that we don't all need to buy things that we don't use very often and are easily lendable.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Getting somewhere (or just enjoying the journey) with human speed and human power makes me feel more whole, more mindful and more integrated with my community. I observe more and feel more connected to my neighbors and nature.

  • tattooed leaf.jpg 1.96 MB
    Look at this beautiful leaf with what looks like a rose tattoo I found on my hike yesterday! My botanist friend thinks it could be mold forming around a drop of water that fell onto the leaf. So cool!

  • I've been in Pittsburgh since the Challenge started, so I've been exploring the neighborhoods around the Convention Center and where I'm staying in downtown Pittsburgh. Today I found the Allegheny Riverfront Trail and followed it to Pike Point. I walked around the native plant areas, found some mushrooms (including a bright red and fittingly stinky stinkhorn), and sat and watched the rivers. It was nice to find a little natural rest inside the city.