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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Michael V

Ecoçhallange

"I did this to help the environment but at the same time to help my friends reach their goals for this"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,356 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    465
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3
    donations
    made
  • up to
    7
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    960
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2,880
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    16
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    130
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michael 's Actions

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 2 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 60 minute(s)

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 1 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 1.21 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 180 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Exercise

Exercise is needed to stay healthy and if you don't exercise you will become fat

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Michael V 10/24/2018 5:50 PM
    It helps people learn about food and our environment

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    Michael V 10/23/2018 3:12 PM
    hi people i am really dong

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    Michael V 10/23/2018 3:12 PM
    I keep eating organic
     food like the chicken
  • 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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    Michael V 10/21/2018 8:25 AM
    try driving to places that take a long time to get to but are manageable, try having a roadtrip
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest for you to give up?

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    Michael V 10/19/2018 5:17 AM
    It would be hard for me to give up bananas

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    Michael V 10/19/2018 5:12 AM
    Yesterday I got so much more sleep going to sleep at 8

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    Michael V 10/19/2018 5:11 AM
    It sucks that I have to delete challanges to do better ones

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    Michael V 10/19/2018 5:10 AM
    I just started doing a bunch of water activities (installed new shower head yesterday
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Michael V 10/19/2018 5:09 AM
    They pollute and people should stop doing these things in order for our planet to thrive
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Michael V 10/19/2018 4:56 AM
    they can try to conserve the amount of water we use and store more water