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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Nathan Widdicombe

Daimler-DTNA Portland

"To practice everyday sustainability!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 446 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    88
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1
    locally sourced meal
    consumed
  • UP TO
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    150
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • UP TO
    260
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Nathan's actions

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Join a Local CSA

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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  • Nathan Widdicombe's avatar
    Nathan Widdicombe 10/24/2018 11:02 AM
    thanks to this challenge I was able to winterize my herb garden and cut down on a lot of waste!

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    Nathan Widdicombe 10/12/2018 8:21 AM
    Anyone else trying out 5 minute cold showers in the morning?  Feeling almost too awake!

    • Olga Aulet-Leon's avatar
      Olga Aulet-Leon 10/12/2018 9:29 AM
      Well I'm not doing cold showers but I could see how that is waking you up! Better than coffee! :P

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    Nathan Widdicombe 9/26/2018 1:51 PM
    Using this as motivation to work work in my garden this weekend!

    • Olga Aulet-Leon's avatar
      Olga Aulet-Leon 9/28/2018 9:38 AM
      Awesome! And it looks like it will be a beautiful weekend to be outside for that!