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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Curtis Jacobson

Daimler-DTNA Portland

"ad astra per scientia"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 427 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    144
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    144
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    194
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    0
    donations
    made
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    7
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    270
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • UP TO
    1
    hour
    volunteered

Curtis's actions

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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 12 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 15.24 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
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

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 45 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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    Curtis Jacobson 10/10/2018 2:39 PM
    Life has been getting in the way of my bike commuting challenge... but I did ride to work today!  I especially enjoyed today's ride because I rode my faster "weekend" bike.  I'll post a snapshot below. (Bonus: I set two new personal speed records on Strava segments along my way!) 

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    Curtis Jacobson 10/03/2018 1:33 PM
    So excited to get started logging activities. I particularly liked pausing to note things I'm grateful for today.  Next up... I want to tell the post office to stop leaving (bulk) junk mail at my house.  How do I do that?  

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    Curtis Jacobson 9/24/2018 4:42 PM
    Since about May, I've been enjoying long evening and weekend bike rides for exercise. Now, days are getting shorter and it's harder to rack up as many evening miles.  To keep getting achieving my training goals, I'm ready to resume bike commuting.  Bonus: I'll drive my car ~50 fewer miles every week!       (Attached: a snapshot of my grand old commuter bike.)