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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Sara Mihm

Multnomah County

"Don't do nothing because you can't do everything. Do something. Anything!"


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participant impact

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    spent exercising
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    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sara's actions


Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

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



Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.



Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.



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.


Participant Feed

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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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    Sara Mihm 10/23/2018 8:39 AM
    I eagerly awaited the sunrise this morning but saw a beautiful overcast sky. Looks like PNW fall time is almost officially here!

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    Sara Mihm 10/17/2018 2:35 PM
    Today, my office held a lunch and learn called "An Ocean of Plastic & You," in partnership with Surfrider Foundation and with support from Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann. We discussed plastic pollution and some impactful solutions that we can implement locally.

    The second picture is from a lunch and learn event held earlier this week, "Sustainability & Justice at Work," presented by OPAL, and with support from Multnomah County Commissioner Vega Pederson.

    To walk the walk, check out our climate-friendly food spread and the durable plates and utensils! In general, my office only spends our money on plant-based food and only uses durables as an absolute worst case / last resort. Durables are just part of my event prep routine and I never think twice about packing them, or about serving food that is healthy for people and less impactful on Earth.

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    Sara Mihm 10/14/2018 10:06 AM
    Happy Salmon Homecoming weekend, everyone! Had a lovely group of folks attend the Salmon Spawning Viewing yesterday at Oxbow, though we, unfortunately, didn't see any salmon due to low water levels. When it rains they will be sure to arrive by the thousands. We learned about the importance that salmon plays in our forest ecosystem and how salmon predate the forests, even! So thankful to have passionate learners and fun friends with whom to explore our own backyard!

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    Sara Mihm 10/09/2018 9:50 AM
    Howdy, friends! If you weren't able to check in over the weekend, it's not too late! You can use the little arrows to turn back time (like Superman, remember?!?!?!?) and help you navigate to the day you missed checking in, and report on all the great stuff you're doing.

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    Sara Mihm 10/05/2018 10:23 AM
    Did anyone see the sunrise this morning? If you didn't know, Enjoying the Sunrise / Sunset is a challenge within the Nature category. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Exhale.

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    Sara Mihm 10/01/2018 7:16 PM
    Oh me oh my!! For all you foodies looking for a climate-friendly meal this EcoChallenge, now is your chance to get a steal. This link has all the restaurants serving veg-friendly half-off fare during 10/15 - 10/20. Woot!

    Portland Veg Week: All the Half-Price Vegan Entrées You Can Eat October 15-20

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    Sara Mihm 9/26/2018 11:39 AM
    Yes! Loving what everyone is posting in the feed, including the pix! If you missed the email from me yesterday, enter into the first EcoChallenge raffle prize by posting WHY you're participating in the EcoChallenge by Tuesday, 10/2 at 12pm, and be entered to win one of these super duper prizes. If you want to receive EcoChallenge emails related to MultCo events and more raffles, email me at and I'll add you to the Google Group.