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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Deanna Eichler's avatar
    Deanna Eichler 10/25/2018 7:12 AM
    Great challenge this year and yeah team - we had a team this year and that was new and wonderful to see more people get involved.  Daily challenges were a lot harder than one time items, but it really added up over time.  Thank you NWEI
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Michelle Gregory's avatar
    Michelle Gregory 10/24/2018 9:51 AM
    I walk every day for 30 minutes, or go to Krav Maga class two evenings per week for an hour.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Michelle Gregory's avatar
    Michelle Gregory 10/24/2018 9:48 AM

    Added a vitamin E supplement which has helped with sleeping.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Michelle Gregory's avatar
    Michelle Gregory 10/24/2018 9:46 AM
    We volunteer time monthly to GIFT (Give It Forward Together) through our synagogue. It is one of our favorite activities
  • 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?

    Melissa Moore's avatar
    Melissa Moore 10/22/2018 3:07 PM
    We don’t want to admit that our busy lifestyles have created the waste problem and we rely too heavily on convenience products. It's easier to ignore the problem than to take the time to fix it.  People don't have the time (or want to make the time) to search out more eco-friendly options. I also think it’s a lack of education on some levels. Some people do not realize they are contributing to this problem and just need to learn the impact they have and how they can start to make changes. 

  • Shayne Magdoff's avatar
    Shayne Magdoff 10/22/2018 12:58 PM
    Only two more days!  This has really gone by quickly.  Seeing the collective impact of all our teams is quite impressive.  Onward and upward!

  • Shayne Magdoff's avatar
    Shayne Magdoff 10/21/2018 12:01 PM
    It’s amazing how easy it is to forget to check in even though you are changing behaviors. Glad I received my notice email to check in. Thanks 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

    Melissa Moore's avatar
    Melissa Moore 10/20/2018 1:49 PM
    The biggest factors are everyday activities, such as commuting, mowing, taking a shower, and using toxic household products. According to Oregon.gov, these everyday activities account for 90% of air pollution which can lead to health problems. 

  • Deanna Eichler's avatar
    Deanna Eichler 10/18/2018 10:50 PM
    Tracking what I buy has got me celebrating days when I buy nothing, like today
  • 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.

    Melissa Moore's avatar
    Melissa Moore 10/17/2018 9:54 AM
    It's hard to say what concerns me the most. There are so many ways that we are destroying our planet right now. I would say global warming is the most pressing issue. While I am doing my part on an individual level to reduce my footprint on the earth, there needs to be major changes within governments and corporations to turn this around. My next biggest concern is the amount of trash polluting our waterways. There needs to be a bigger emphasis on reducing, not just recycling, around the globe.