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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Babs Hamachek

Lake ECOswego

Points Total

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  • 144 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    5.0
    plastic containers
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    conversations
    with people

Babs's Actions

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 1 friends each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Babs Hamachek 10/24/2018 8:57 AM
    I try not to use my car on the weekends, choosing to walk or bike to do errands or see friends.  Now my husband does the same thing and we often don't use our car at all on the weekend.

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    Babs Hamachek 10/24/2018 8:53 AM
    This challange is a good reminder to stop and reflect on daily choices.