October 3 - October 24, 2018

Karissa Pavlik

Port of Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 533 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    22
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    26
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 19 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Karissa Pavlik 10/24/2018 5:52 PM
    I would like to spend more time reflecting on how my activities and relationships make me feel mentally and physically. It is easy to feel automated when moving about life, but I would like to observe what activities or people are positive influences on my life and perhaps observe some that aren't. This could help me optimize how I spend my energy.
  • 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?

    Karissa Pavlik 10/24/2018 5:44 PM
    I regularly use some single-use food packaging, such as single-use hummus cups. I should try making my own hummus and buying small reusable containers that I could use instead of disposable ones. This would probably be healthier for me nutritionally, too!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Karissa Pavlik 10/24/2018 5:42 PM
    Practicing gratitude helps me to focus on the positive parts of this world rather than being brought down by the negatives.
  • 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?

    Karissa Pavlik 10/23/2018 10:40 AM
    My next step to reduce waste is to minimize my use of pre-packaged products and prepare more food at home using reusable packaging. This action might have a positive impact for my nutrition habits, too. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

    Karissa Pavlik 10/12/2018 11:16 AM
    I visited WestRock recycling facility with several of my coworkers. I learned that people think that food can be recycled in the commingled stream.  Seeing the working conditions for recycling sorters adds extra inspiration for me to help people end wishful recycling. Because of high contamination levels, sorters have to work in an environment with poor air quality, poor ergonomic conditions, and at risk for injury by machinery or materials that come into the facility. I appreciated the passion of the management at this facility and their openness to collaboration and feedback in improving our recycling.