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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Matt Edlen

Gerding Edlen

"Coast to Coast - Going Green and Staying' Lean "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,376 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    500
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1,644
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1,320
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    132
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    440
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Matt's Actions

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 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

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 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

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 3 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

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

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

Nature

Explore My Area

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

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

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Matt Edlen 10/24/2018 7:11 AM
    Thankful for all the people in this room! 


    Thankful for Red Sox win and for my mom.

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    Matt Edlen 10/24/2018 4:19 AM
    Smart industry leaders, good friends, forward momentum

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    Matt Edlen 10/22/2018 9:23 PM
    My million mile day - grateful for kelly/Jennie/Patrick, Sherri/bob, the snarky gate attendant, Timo, Jerry Foley, and Dominic. Y’all make my life great!

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    Matt Edlen 10/22/2018 11:46 AM
    Monday’s are blargy... but in an effort to be grateful, I am grateful for tech support, wait wait don’t tell me, and chocolate chip cookies

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    Matt Edlen 10/22/2018 6:05 AM
    Good beer. Patriots football. Cooking with my kids 

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    Matt Edlen 10/20/2018 2:14 PM
    Sitting here after the second kids birthday party’s... gorgeous Portland fall day... waiting in anticipation of the Oregon game this afternoon. I’m grateful for picnics in October, reconnecting with old friends, and Mel for all her support.

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    Matt Edlen 10/19/2018 5:04 PM
    Another day another challenge. Thankful for skipping stones with William, an easy flight here, progress on the DMF gala.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work from Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. Are you in an industry that would allow you to work from home? What are some obstacles you might find yourself facing while working from home?

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    Matt Edlen 10/18/2018 4:21 PM
    No, I’m not. In fact I have to fly 6000 mi per week to get to work. That said, once here I can be more conscious of public transportation, walking and ride shares

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    Matt Edlen 10/18/2018 4:19 PM
    CRAZY day! I could not have run harder. Thankful for collaboration. My parents. And good ideas. 
  • 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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    Matt Edlen 10/18/2018 4:19 PM
    In Oregon we have a great quality of life - access to clean water, clean air, outdoor activities, etc. our culture is supportive of a healthy lifestyle. seeing a place where culture are emblematic of good, conciensious decisions is important. I believe we have power to impact other regional and national municipalities to encourage the same goals.