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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Rudy Jeffery

PCC Eco Panthers

"Be nice to our mother, Planet Earth."


  • 0 TODAY
  • 412 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    traveled by bike
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    spent learning
  • UP TO
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Rudy's actions


Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 60 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.



Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.



Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.



Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.



Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 25 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.


Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

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    Rudy Jeffery 10/24/2018 9:23 AM
    Even though the challenge is coming to an end I am still going to continue to live this way. 

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    Rudy Jeffery 10/12/2018 7:12 AM
    I won't be participating the next couple of days (meaning I wont be able to log in) because I will be traveling out of town with my aunt to visit my mom. It is quiet a difference when it comes to recycling and conserving energy between here and over in Eastern Oregon where she lives. It's much more of a laid back approach to it. 

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    Rudy Jeffery 10/11/2018 8:08 AM
    My new bike came in! Super excited to push some steel through the streets!

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    Rudy Jeffery 10/09/2018 1:17 PM
    Stats: All Time
    889TRIPS | 12,529MILES
    5,074LBS CO2  | 463,556CALORIES
    These number represent the numbers I have recorded using the Bike More Challenge since last year. Almost a half million calories burned. Crazy.

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      Rudy Jeffery 10/21/2018 7:35 PM
      Wow thank you, friends. You are participating in this challenge helping the planet get healthy so don't forget that!

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      Marianne Greco 10/09/2018 1:43 PM
      WOW, you really rock, Rudy. I need you to wear my Fitbit once a week to improve my stats.
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Rudy Jeffery 10/02/2018 5:41 PM
    I am pretty aware of how much electricity I use (I pay the electric bill). I always try and turn off lights in rooms I am not in, unplug my cell charger when not in use, I try to remember to turn off my surge protector for my TV, PS4, surround sound system, and take showers of luke warm water.... if I take a hot shower I keep it under 5 minutes.

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    Rudy Jeffery 9/28/2018 1:23 PM

    I, Rudy Jeffery, pledge to break up with my car for @Lyft’s 30-day #DitchYourCar Challenge. I will ride, bike, share, walk and teleport (I wish)for one month. I commit to lock my keys away and help reduce congestion and carbon emissions.

    It's free to sign up, friends, and has an opportunity to earn $549 dollars in transportation credit!!!!
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Rudy Jeffery 9/21/2018 2:46 PM
    It causes me to engage the community. Instead of "white-knuckling" it to work I ride at my own pace, smile and wave at joggers or moms with their kids as I cruise along the bike paths to work. Yes the experience is different in all scenarios. Walking and riding transit seems to be more of an isolated traveling experience while biking you have more interaction with people. I do not drive or even own a car. Car insurance and maintenance and gas and car payments? What's that?