October 3 - October 24, 2018

Kristal Lin

Ecoçhallange

"One can't do much, but as a whole, we can help the earth step by step."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,517 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    600
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    20
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    100
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    400
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    7
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Challenges

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    How do/can NWEI programs help you develop a stronger sense of community?

    Kristal Lin 10/23/2018 6:20 PM
    NWEI programs make me become physically and mentally more aware of the earth, and what I can do to help the community.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Kristal Lin 10/21/2018 1:00 PM
    It will be more convenient for me to control the temperature.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    Kristal Lin 10/18/2018 5:49 PM
    Climate change doesn't really have a huge impact on my region's water supply, but other places have warmer temperatures, which cause the water to become low quality, and the lakes and rivers will dry up.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

    Kristal Lin 10/16/2018 4:10 PM
    We can learn and spread knowledge around to those who may not be aware of what is happening to our earth. We can then all be more aware of our actions and do good to the earth.

  • Kristal Lin 10/14/2018 9:16 AM
    10 Days left in Ecochallange! Time passes by fast when you're having fun.

  • Kristal Lin 10/14/2018 9:15 AM
    As the weather gets colder, the fall leaves are coming out! Anyone going leaf peeping?

  • Kristal Lin 10/13/2018 9:46 AM
    We are half way through ecochallange! Keep it up guys!

  • Kristal Lin 10/11/2018 3:35 PM
    Keep up the good work Ecoçhallangers!

  • Kristal Lin 10/10/2018 5:13 PM
    Keep up the good work people!

    • Louisa Lubiak 10/11/2018 2:07 PM
      Hey Kristal, I just want to let you know that EcoÇhallange is off to a great start. Keep it up!
      ~Louisa, EcoLogicals Team Captain
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

    Kristal Lin 10/08/2018 7:53 PM
    Nothing really surprised me. I know that I use a lot of water and that I should try to solve that problem. I am kind of surprised at how less electricity we use than other people. I guess it's a good thing.