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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Anna Pickering

KINK programming

"I love wildlife and am an avid birder, so I want to do what I can to keep their habitats clean and biologically healthy."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 454 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    48
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Anna's Actions

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 15 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Anna Pickering 10/15/2018 2:22 PM
    The class that I probably think about the most from when I was an undergrad wasn't actually related to my major; it was called "Sustainability for the Common Good."  Our professor taught us to really think about the energy and resources that go into our choices all the way back to their source (like the energy needed to produce new hybrid vehicles vs driving what you already have until it breaks down).  He had a saying that I liked: "There is no such thing as a free lunch... but there are cheaper lunches."

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    Anna Pickering 10/13/2018 2:59 PM
    My husband and I visited Powell Butte for the first time today.  What a gorgeous day for it too!  Coming into the eco challenge I was expecting all the actions to be related to reducing consumption or waste of resources, but I actually think it's a great idea to have these mindfulness activities on here too, like going outside or making an effort to thank somebody.  A heightened awareness and appreciation of your environment and community is a great way to facilitate positive changes in the daily choices you make.

    • Peggy La Point's avatar
      Peggy La Point 10/14/2018 12:44 PM
      I know what you mean. Two of my challenges are totally unrelated to that...I got to explore a new natural area and today I’m baking bread.