October 3 - October 24, 2018

Kristin Shorey

Multnomah County

"Every day making the world a better place."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 820 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    8
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    44
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22 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 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 3 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

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 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

Feed


  • Kristin Shorey 10/24/2018 5:41 PM
    Thank you for another fun year of Ecochallenge. I find that the thoughts and habits that occur during this challenge overflow into the rest of my year.  Can you add a civic involvement section next year? Thank you again!
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  • Kristin Shorey 10/17/2018 9:10 AM
    Thank you for the informative lunch time event about how to weatherize my house. I look forward to taking a workshop with the Community Energy Project. What a fantastic group!
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  • 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?

    Kristin Shorey 9/27/2018 8:17 AM
    I just read an article that Trader Joes's has sets of beeswax cotton wraps! I have been using beeswax wraps for 6 months and love them. They are great for wrapping cheese, sandwiches, fruit, the tops of bowls with leftovers. Highly recommend this plastic wrap alternative!

  • Kristin Shorey 9/26/2018 1:44 PM
    I joined because making the world a better place step by step is just what we do at the County!
  • 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?

    Kristin Shorey 9/26/2018 10:42 AM
    My 12 year old has embraced the world of vegetarianism which makes this a super fun challenge as we are having a great time exploring cook books together,
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspire you the most?

    Kristin Shorey 9/26/2018 10:40 AM
    We are so lucky to have so many options in Portland... I think I want to try Imperfect Produce this year.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Kristin Shorey 9/26/2018 10:39 AM
    The summers are longer and drier... time to be wise about water usage and plant sturdy, drought tolerant and fire resistant vegetation.