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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Michael Bent's avatar
    Michael Bent 10/10/2019 3:41 PM
    mostly hydroelectric but some natural gas I believe

  • Michael Bent's avatar
    Michael Bent 10/07/2019 9:04 PM
    communities may produce less waste if the waste could not be simply transported to distant landfills.
  • 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?

    Michael Bent's avatar
    Michael Bent 10/07/2019 9:02 PM
    perhaps because we don't see where our trash goes nor faced with any hurdles for disposal.

  • Michael Bent's avatar
    Michael Bent 10/07/2019 9:00 PM
    website design for simplicity is important to assure user participation.

  • Ryan Kanzler's avatar
    Ryan Kanzler 10/29/2018 10:42 AM
    What you pay attention to gets results!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Anthony Opocensky's avatar
    Anthony Opocensky 10/24/2018 4:25 PM
    It certainly makes my life easier! there are several setting that i can see making an impact. I am looking forward to seeing how it impacts my bills! just from setting it up I can see how it will have a positive impact, and how it will translate into environmental and cash savings.

  • Anthony Opocensky's avatar
    Anthony Opocensky 10/24/2018 4:23 PM
    Last day! Been a fun adventure for sure. Looking forward to next year!

  • James Riddle's avatar
    James Riddle 10/24/2018 4:18 PM
    Another fun EcoChallenge in the books. My favorite parts: 
    - Waking up this morning to the bread that my partner made last night ("Try method of food prep")
    - Lerning that my company (HP committed to having 100% of its vehicles be EVs by 2040 (We took the EV100 pledge!) and getting a first rate response when I read up on and inquired about EV charging availability for workers at my site in Vancouver (apparently there's working on it and will put more information on our intranet to help others like me be well-informed about the plans)
    - Taking my daughter to the bus stop by her school to pick up litter and put up a 'thank you' sign for riders that we made -- She's like me: picking up litter can be a fun game if you take the time to do it.
    - Carrying my trash around and being pleasantly surprised that I really don't generate much.
    - Learning about a group-sourced map of up-for-grabs fruit trees all over my city.
    Cheers!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

    Rebecca Roberts's avatar
    Rebecca Roberts 10/24/2018 11:39 AM
    If I'm dragging along in the day, a walk re-energizes me.  If I am stressed or hyped up, a walk helps to work that out and clears my mind so I can focus.  I always feel better after I go for a walk--rain or shine.

  • Kim Thompson's avatar
    Kim Thompson 10/24/2018 11:37 AM
    I am glad we had sunny days during this challenge.  Yay!