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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Kelly Saito

Gerding Edlen

"Use Less"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,345 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    988
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    480
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Kelly's 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

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 20 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 45 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 0 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Kelly Saito 10/24/2018 1:37 PM
    that's it...im done.  leaving it to the rest of you to determine where the dust settles and regardless of the results good work everyone and lets keep up our efforts after its over
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Kelly Saito 10/24/2018 1:32 PM
    jennie takes me everywhere...
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Kelly Saito 10/24/2018 1:31 PM
    the competition is a really good start...but once you realize its not a cost there just isnt an excuse

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    Kelly Saito 10/23/2018 9:32 AM
    i love all the competition this year! everyone keep it up

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    Kelly Saito 10/23/2018 9:30 AM
    travel and world series to test my resolve to stay vegetarian today...
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Kelly Saito 10/23/2018 9:28 AM
    Reducing air travel is a tough one for me, but i try to always go from city to city...work in San Fran for a day and fly to Boston and work for a day and stop in chicago on the way back to work for a day.   Cummulative miles are like flying back and forth across the country but im able to work in 3 different cities on same trip vs a bunch of separate trips back and forth to single destinations

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    Kelly Saito 10/22/2018 12:33 AM
    breakfast of champions
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

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    Kelly Saito 10/22/2018 12:29 AM
    hunting for mushrooms in the mountains is an old family tradition

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    Kelly Saito 10/22/2018 12:00 AM
    only three days left to make your mark for the environment
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Kelly Saito 10/21/2018 11:43 PM
    turns out there are actually 5 superfund sites in our metro area, not just Portland Harbor