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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Terri Yandt

HP Vancouver, WA

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 457 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    340
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Terri's Actions

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Uncompleted
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.

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 10 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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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    Terri Yandt 10/17/2018 2:22 PM
    I'm saving all plastic bags (which I have significantly reduced over the years) for a friend who is weaving them into reusable grocery or other use bags.  She is making a custom one for me to use for my laptop.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Terri Yandt 10/17/2018 2:18 PM
    This question is really hard.  If the US government and doesn't make sustainability a priority it will be hard to make significant progress.  That means get out and vote and be vocal.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Terri Yandt 10/15/2018 2:41 PM
    Being careful to water my garden only when it is needed, especially in the fall.

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    Terri Yandt 10/08/2018 11:08 AM
    I discovered that New Seasons will put food from the deli counter in paper boxes rather than plastic containers, if you ask them!  So excited because that is my dinner at least once a week.  Less plastic coming into my house.