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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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John Williams

West Linn Eco-Team

"Just trying to get more points than Dylan and Kathy. Oops - I mean, I'm trying to save the world. :)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 643 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    99
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    945
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    minutes
    spent outdoors

John's Actions

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 Action

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

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

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 21
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

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    John Williams's avatar
    John Williams 10/11/2018 2:43 PM
    We bought a wifi Nest thermostat and control it from my phone - makes it super easy and there were big rebates from PGE to do it. Took 15 minutes to install. Plus it's soooo much easier to program than the old clunky one on the wall. Piece of cake!

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    John Williams 10/11/2018 2:41 PM
    City of West Linn employees going for the challenge in a big way - 24 folks signed up and lots of good stuff happening. We're happy to be part of the community doing great work this month!