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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Karen Lange

Waterleaf Architecture

"I want to help our planet!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,101 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    38
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    510
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Karen's Actions

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Uncompleted
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

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 17
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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

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

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

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

Completed
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

I will watch an educational webinar about sustainability, the LEED system, or other industry related information.

To learn more about sustainability in the design industry, LEED, and gain continuing education credits.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Karen Lange 10/24/2018 4:10 PM
    I've started getting on and off at a different transit stop a little farther away from my usual.  I'm enjoying the new sights, getting a little more exercise, and appreciating the transportation system that connects our city.

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    Karen Lange 10/24/2018 3:59 PM
    I'm excited to see how our team stacks up in the overall challenge impact!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Karen Lange 10/24/2018 3:56 PM
    Reflection Question: How do you practice self care?  I make sure to get enough sleep, make mostly healthy food choices, and allow time to get out in nature.  

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    Karen Lange 10/24/2018 1:49 PM
    Today our office watched a video of a recent City Club Portland discussion regarding native communities and water rights.  Environmental health affects us all, but even more so those who depend on the natural resources for their direct food source.

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    Karen Lange 10/22/2018 9:45 AM
    Morning walk deep thoughts: we live in such a disposable society.  Even the simple act of caring for my teeth creates waste. Toothbrush. Toothpaste tube. Floss.  Packaging. I'm now researching more sustainable options!  

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    Karen Lange 10/20/2018 4:43 PM
    Today I recycled cans and bottles, plastic bags, and batteries!

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    Karen Lange 10/19/2018 1:32 PM
    I've just reminded our team to log in daily and complete their actions.  Just a few days left to track our collective impact!

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    Karen Lange 10/18/2018 8:11 AM
    Our team is participating in the Great Oregon Shakeout today, a drill raising awareness of earthquake preparedness.  For me this relates to sustainability because it's all about how we can sustain our communities during and after a crisis.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Karen Lange 10/17/2018 11:34 AM
    Reflection Question: How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems? 

    Food sovereignty could create a food system that benefits people and the environment rather than make profits for multinational corporations.  Food and nutrition should not be governed by big business.  I am looking forward to learning more about this important issue.


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    Karen Lange 10/17/2018 11:10 AM
    Today I'll be dropping off some extra yarn to my son's art teacher.  Sharing economy!