October 3 - October 24, 2018

Debra HODGE

Multnomah County

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 281 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    68
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    690
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Challenges

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 4 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Debra HODGE 10/25/2018 8:25 AM
    Wasn't able to meet it every day, but made me more aware to try!

  • Debra HODGE 10/25/2018 8:24 AM
    Learned I could take a few moments and appreciate our resources, Mother Nature and think more about the choices I make and how it affects it all! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Debra HODGE 10/03/2018 9:23 AM
    Recently I've become more aware of 'disposables'.....I take my cup with me to Dutch Bros (shameless plug!) when I buy coffee, have started bringing my own bags for produce to the store besides my shopping bags, stopped disposable straws all together for whatever I am drinking (which is normally water or coffee, so who needs a straw for that) and am getting better about 'disposables' in general.    
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Buy Used Clothes
    Do people with economic privilege have a responsibility to consume and own less? How can the concept of "reduce" be presented to those who may be struggling to have enough food, clothes, shelter?

    Debra HODGE 10/03/2018 9:17 AM
    While I don't feel it's a responsibility for those who are privileged to consume and own less, I do believe that those who have economical stability should share.  If, to them, that means owning less by contributing to causes that's fine.  
    Showing those who are struggling for basics ways to reduce their waste (many "use and dispose" for convenience) would be the only way I could think of to present the concept to reduce. If they are struggling to have food, clothes and shelter, they would not have anything else to reduce in the first place!