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October 3 - October 24, 2018
Janet Wells-Berg's avatar

Janet Wells-Berg

Washington County

"Use It Up, Wear it Out, Make Do, or Do Without! :) "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 501 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    144
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    144
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    46
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    48
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    797
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Janet's Actions

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 16
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

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 8 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 2.6 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Janet Wells-Berg's avatar
    Janet Wells-Berg 10/24/2018 10:46 AM
    Our Eco Challenge may end today, but we should all try to keep up our challenges year-round! :)  It was fun.  Janet

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    Janet Wells-Berg 10/22/2018 9:09 AM
    I used recycled water for several cleaning projects around the house this weekend. :)

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    Janet Wells-Berg 10/19/2018 5:06 PM
    Keep up the good work everybody - it might be a little harder on the weekends!  

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    Janet Wells-Berg 10/18/2018 11:38 AM
    Rain will be back again next Tuesday, 10-23-18 - let's try to capture some of that precious water!

  • Janet Wells-Berg's avatar
    Janet Wells-Berg 10/17/2018 3:43 PM
    My daily challenge is still going strong - keep it up everybody!

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    Janet Wells-Berg 10/16/2018 4:24 PM
    Happy EcoChallenge Day 14 everybody!

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    Janet Wells-Berg 10/15/2018 8:55 AM
    I walked to the local store (about 3/4 miles away) twice this weekend instead of driving!  No point burning gas when you don't need to. :)

    • Alicks Kundart's avatar
      Alicks Kundart 10/15/2018 10:30 AM
      I often want to do this, but then my shopping is limited to what I'm willing to lug back and it seems that I only want to buy A LOT when I can only carry a little.  :-)

    • Nichole George's avatar
      Nichole George 10/15/2018 9:19 AM

      VERY NICE; DID YOU USE A REUSABLE BAG??
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Janet Wells-Berg's avatar
    Janet Wells-Berg 10/15/2018 8:52 AM
    If water wasn't pumped to Cornelius from Hillsboro, our water bills would be less in Cornelius, and that would be sustainable! 

    • Nichole George's avatar
      Nichole George 10/15/2018 9:22 AM
      Is there a plan to fix that?  I know about a huge water line that is coming through Sherwood....

  • Janet Wells-Berg's avatar
    Janet Wells-Berg 10/15/2018 8:50 AM
    Just had a 3-minute shower!

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    Janet Wells-Berg 10/15/2018 8:49 AM
    No plastic straws for me this weekend!

    • Nichole George's avatar
      Nichole George 10/15/2018 9:23 AM
      I had to force my straw back to the lady at Red Robin yesterday, but I hope I made my point clear :)