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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Erik Lode

HP Inc. Fort Collins

"To earn five points by creating a mission statement."

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent exercising
  • up to
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Erik's Actions


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.



Go Paperless

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

One-Time Action


Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.



Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 1-minute walk outside each day.



Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 5 minute(s) each day.


Create Your Own Action


I will make a meal from food scavenged from meeting leftovers.



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    Erik Lode 10/24/2018 7:32 AM
    The cafeteria renovation shut down the dishwasher.  I always bring my reusable cup and mostly remember to bring my own spoon and fork, but I don't know if they would allow me to bring my own soup bowl.

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    Erik Lode 10/23/2018 7:03 AM
    Was hoping for rain today or tomorrow, but like rain the forecast has evaporated.

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    Erik Lode 10/22/2018 8:24 AM
    Almost crushed by a large trailer as I pedaled into work today, but I made it in one piece.

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    Erik Lode 10/21/2018 7:52 AM
    In winter I have double comforters on the bed, since the thermostat turns off overnight.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

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    Erik Lode 10/21/2018 7:51 AM
    This doesn't happen often, but sometimes I will get a "disposable" bag, which I will use for months to carry things as I'm biking around town.  Eventually it tears and I recycle it, but I get good use of it until then.

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    Erik Lode 10/20/2018 6:02 AM
    Helps with maintaining more comfortable inside humidity as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Erik Lode 10/20/2018 6:02 AM
    You can sign up for various opt-out services as well as update your privacy setting to not allow sharing to third-party vendors.

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    Erik Lode 10/19/2018 6:14 AM
    It's warm enough now I just shut off the thermostat entirely.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Erik Lode 10/19/2018 6:12 AM
    I buy marked-down seafood at the grocery store.  It's packaged in plastic.  If I buy full-priced seafood I have the option of getting it wrapped in coated paper, but any unsold marked-down seafood must be thrown away, so it ends up the same..

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    Erik Lode 10/18/2018 7:24 AM
    In winter I vent in the dryer.  Why let warm, moist air escape?