October 3 - October 24, 2018

Shawn Postera

Multnomah County

"continue learning"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 755 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    people
    helped
  • up to
    6
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Support A Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 6 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 8 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is a sustainability problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Shawn Postera 10/24/2018 10:50 AM
    Today I invited another County to our sustainable purchasing webinar tomorrow! It is open to the public!!!

    This is a reminder that "Sustainable Purchasing 101 - Strategies for Implementing a Sustainable Procurement Program" will begin in 1 Day on:

    Thu, Oct 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT

    Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: webinars@sustainablepurchasing.org



  • Shawn Postera 10/23/2018 10:48 AM
    I bike to work and see the same houseless people daily. Today I said hello to one of them as I pulled up to a red light. He said, "Good Morning, thank you for saying hi." It made me want to cry. It is good to acknowledge our fellow human beings and all living things. 

    • will richmond 10/24/2018 8:58 AM
      good work! i have been gathering good food (some that wont get eaten quickly) from around the house and putting it into little packs. when driving/walking around PDX, I hand out these to homeless people. this helps with the food trash cycle a bit; and hopefully helps the homeless folks. sure wish we had a better solution.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Shawn Postera 10/23/2018 10:16 AM
    I read the book, Scraps, Wilts, and Weeds which brought me new ways to use common compost items a little further before going into the compost. 

    SCRAPS, WILT & WEEDS features 100 recipes by Mads Refslund, one of the initial partners at Noma, the world-renowned Danish restaurant, using local ingredients in a sustainable, no-waste fashion. Using scraps from vegetables, fruits and animal proteins--food that would normally go to waste--Refslund creates beautiful and accessible recipes for the home cook without sacrificing anything to flavor. He uses 100% of the ingredient or as close as possible, including potato peels, cauliflower stems, or fish skins, but also ingredients that are passed over as too young, like green strawberries, or too old, like stale bread, wrinkly potatoes or bolted herbs.

    Refslund shares easy-to-follow recipes like: Carrot Tops Pesto, Roasted Cauliflower Stalks with Mushrooms and Brie, Pork Ribs Glazed with Overripe Pear Sauce, Crispy Salmon Skin Puffs with Horseradish-Buttermilk Dip, and Beer and Bread porridge with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. In addition to delicious ingredient-focused recipes, the book contains informational sidebars and stories, insight into the parts of food we often waste, and a section on how to use leftovers, plus 100 beautiful photographs that express Refslund' passion and respect for ingredients, nature and the land.
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  • Shawn Postera 10/22/2018 12:55 PM
    I am going to eat all this produce this week! It will be all gone. Yay!!! 
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  • Reflection Question
    Community Help Others
    In your opinion, how do social inequalities diminish a strong sense of community?

    Shawn Postera 10/22/2018 12:52 PM
    If you do not have time to meet your neighbors you miss out on a strong sense of community. Also, if you don't have the $ to go out and socialize with them that will also happen, but what I see in my neighborhood is if you work second or third shift (often times a 2nd job) the individual is not getting to socialize with the rest of us who work a more scheduled day time job. It is unfair for them. Also, who can go to a neighborhood meeting at 6pm if you work second or third shift! That is impossible! Participation is the final word! You cannot participate if you do not have time!!! 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Shawn Postera 10/22/2018 12:49 PM
    Balance would mean we provide resources for everyone to succeed and ensure that those with the most diparities are receiving resources. Far to long we have taken away resources for the success of indigenous people in the US.  Our beloved Library of Congress still has not changes the subject heading from indian conflict to Native Amercian Genocide. Native American Genocide needs to be a LCSH. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

    Shawn Postera 10/22/2018 12:46 PM
    Toxics are on my mind! Air quaility in my neighborhood is not always great living so close to Columbia BLVD, I5, Train Tracks, Industry, and the waste water sewage treatment plant! All of that we live with, but I ahve neighbors who continue to use toxic chemicals and they get up early in the morning to use them in order not make others in the neighborhood upset! Round up on the lawn and wood stripping going on at 5am as I go for my run. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/17/2018 11:50 AM
    Eat more being plant-based, wait all of us are plant-based. We all eat plants! We should all try to eat more plants. 
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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Shawn Postera 10/17/2018 11:48 AM
    Improving bus stops is often times using them! People being around who respect the area helps others appreciate the area as well. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/17/2018 11:48 AM
    I went to a Sustainability Liaisons meeting! Them I went to PT-physical Therapy. They wanted me to buy stryofoam/polystyrene thing for my exercises. I asked if I could avoid buying this and find a DIY way to do this exercise and they had a solution! So, in the end I didn't have to buy anything! I just had to roll up a beach towel to put under my knees for my PT home exercises! yay!