October 3 - October 24, 2018

Irene Ng

Port of Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 334 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 5 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Irene Ng 10/24/2018 9:53 PM
    I can't believe its the end of the Eco Challenge already.  My family survived the meatless meals and were enlightened by watching documentaries about food.  The most successful meatless meal was the sweet potato crusted spinach quiche.  We also recommend watching the sriracha documentary on netflix.
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  • Irene Ng 10/18/2018 10:57 PM
    Plant based diet tonight.  The family was a little hesitant but after the first bite we realized it was delicious.
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  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Irene Ng 10/18/2018 10:49 PM
    In North America land is available to raise cattle.  I think this is a big factor to our meat eating diet.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Irene Ng 10/18/2018 10:47 PM
    One food choice would be to eat less meat.
  • 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?

    Irene Ng 10/18/2018 10:45 PM
    I carry things out and will have my children help me.

  • Irene Ng 10/02/2018 9:04 PM
    For my 2018 Eco Challenge goals I will be focusing on food, health, and waste.  There were some enticing options (working from home, work 8 hours a day).  However, I'm not quite sure if I would set myself up for immediate failure.  Baby steps I go.