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October 3 - October 24, 2018

ENGIE Insight Spokane Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Theresa Combs's avatar
    Theresa Combs 10/25/2018 9:05 AM
    I learned to plan my errands and appointments so that I only go out once and no backtracking.  It's not something I thought about before, conserving gas and reducing my impact on the environment.
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

    Kelly Hansen's avatar
    Kelly Hansen 10/25/2018 6:12 AM
    We visited Finch Arboretum and collected fall leaves to make a placemat.
    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?

    Shawna Troyer's avatar
    Shawna Troyer 10/24/2018 9:11 PM
    I'm in a small apartment. A windowsill container garden will work if I can keep my cat away. 

  • Shawna Troyer's avatar
    Shawna Troyer 10/24/2018 8:56 PM
     Having overtime open up this week totally messed with plans. I looked up hiking places and thought to take a 30 minute hike after work, but working late meant the sun was almost down by the time I got near any hiking spots. Ah, well... Out with a whimper, I guess! 
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

    Lisa Tharp's avatar
    Lisa Tharp 10/24/2018 2:38 PM
    I always try to leave a camp site cleaner than I found it.  I pick up items that were there before I arrived.  Just seems to be the curteous thing to do.

  • Donna Wasson's avatar
    Donna Wasson 10/24/2018 2:23 PM
    did great through the whole challenge

  • Donna Wasson's avatar
    Donna Wasson 10/24/2018 2:21 PM
    Great challenges, love this one
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Amanda Reitz's avatar
    Amanda Reitz 10/24/2018 12:08 PM
    I bought local honey to support my community and the bee population.

  • Ruth Bingaman's avatar
    Ruth Bingaman 10/24/2018 12:00 PM
    The EcoChallenge really jump started my thinking about how I can change some of my own behaviors to contribute to a greener earth!  If everyone can make small changes, it will really make a big impact!
    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?

    Emily Easley's avatar
    Emily Easley 10/24/2018 11:34 AM
    I think it's difficult to relate our individual purchases to overall impact because we're not seeing the bigger picture in the moment. Throughout the last month, I've been tracking the amount of trash and recyclables we put out on a weekly basis. It's really got me thinking about the product we buy and what kind of packaging they come in. My hope is that I can continue to reduce the amount of goods that come in non-recyclable packaging I purchase.