October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Reflection Question
    Water Install Greywater Catchment
    What are some of the things that water provides for you?

    Lisa Roman 10/29/2018 11:57 AM

    Livining plants, water to drink and cleaning

  • Sarah Cleveland 10/26/2018 1:17 PM
    My challenge went very well in terms of executing my commitments.  However, I didn't login on a regular basis so my team was short my points... 

  • Rita palasek@susqu.edu 10/24/2018 4:43 PM
    I use reusable mugs and bottles every day out of habit, I even save money when my coffee refill is purchased using my own cup!

  • Nicole Elizabeth 10/24/2018 11:21 AM
    I have definitely being doing my actions everyday, but I have not been good about checking in every day. I apologize to my team! I hope everyone is doing great work and honing new, sustainable daily habits and rituals!

  • Hazel Anderson 10/24/2018 10:26 AM
    This challenge was very beneficial to me and I hope that there will be more in the future so that I can push myself in new ways. 

  • Emily Ndungu 10/24/2018 9:19 AM
    As I said earlier, I will continue to follow what I have promised in my challenge choice actions; I love it.

  • Emily Ndungu 10/24/2018 9:17 AM
    Yes, I have reached my mark for this challenge! I have fulfilled my promise.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

    Jen Luecht 10/24/2018 8:45 AM
    It is very difficult to not see or understand the impact of our waste on the earth and environment, because most of it is out of sight and out of mind. During this exercise, I realized that I have about 2-3x as much recycling each week as waste. This is great at first thought, although I wonder how much of it is actually making it to be repurposed (I need to recheck the various guidelines in Oregon to be sure). Most of my waste was packaging from food purchases. This is frustrating! I wish that there were more grocery options that didn't have as much packaging. This also teaches me to look for, and choose, food that is more fresh and that doesn't include layers on layers of waste. It also is a great lesson in vocalizing the need for stores and companies to use compostable or recyclable packaging. Another question I have: how much difference does compostable packaging really make in our more immediate future (versus no packaging)...I know it will cut down on the time it takes for it to decompose. But it is still sitting in a landfill and we're using resources on creating it and turning it into waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Use an Energy Meter
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

    Michele Barbin 10/24/2018 8:45 AM
    Questioning the accuracy of my new 'smart meter' with the readings I got on the kill-a-watt meter. Time to chase down the missing energy sinks... if there is one...

  • Edelina Panych 10/24/2018 8:22 AM
    I love this challenge. It makes me think outside the box and be curious of how I can simplify, detoxify, and improve my life and health. It is hard at first to implement changes, but being aware and making conscious choices makes me proud of myself and my accomplishments. I will continue many of daily challenges as I feel better and lighter.