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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Joshua Wilson

City of Portland - Water Bureau

"Gather Points By Helping The Earth"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 178 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Joshua's 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 1
DAILY ACTION

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

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    Joshua Wilson 10/03/2018 12:37 PM
    Well I chose to have my printer print on both sides of the paper but seems I have to make the choice every time I use the printer. So I will have to make the choice every day, not to hard
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Joshua Wilson 10/03/2018 12:33 PM
    I hardly ever get drinks from a fast food place or anywhere else I normally drink water but I do find myself getting a drink that comes with a meal and it would normally come with a straw. Today I happen to get a meal and since I have my nice hydro flask with some ice cold water in it I asked them to keep the drink I didn’t need it thanks.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Joshua Wilson 10/03/2018 12:30 PM
    Every morning I email/text my wife and let her know how much she means to me and how much I appreciate everything she does for our family. 
  • 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?

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    Joshua Wilson 10/03/2018 12:28 PM
    I just happened to not use my ac unit for a couple weeks now and had my wife set the thermostat to 65 instead of 68.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Joshua Wilson 10/03/2018 12:26 PM
    I have a raised garden bed next to my fence that gets plenty of sun and is protected from the east wind.