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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Jordan Wheeler

Lake ECOswego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 328 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Jordan's Actions

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Jordan Wheeler 10/22/2018 10:38 AM
    As expected, this one is hard to do.  Especially this time of year!  A fund raising bake sale was my undoing :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    Jordan Wheeler 10/22/2018 10:34 AM
    Weekly menu planning saves stress, money, and time!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Jordan Wheeler 10/22/2018 10:33 AM
    Instead of watching football during naptime, I cleaned the gutters.  No screen time plus I got a chore done.   
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Jordan Wheeler 10/22/2018 10:31 AM
    We moved into our house over a  year ago and it took me this long to get around to the bulbs that I haven't replaced... Thanks ecochallenge!


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    Jordan Wheeler 10/10/2018 10:09 AM
    Reading reports on the UN's latest climate report and other resources (like keeporegoncool.org) is sobering. So many resources out there that talk about the impacts we are experiencing now and the future that awaits us and our children if we don't take big and systemic changes now just to avoid the worst of it.