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October 3 - October 24, 2018

Port of Portland 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?

  • Mike Coleman's avatar
    Mike Coleman 11/02/2018 10:55 AM
    Commuting by transit is easy and relaxing

  • Shannon Tocchini's avatar
    Shannon Tocchini 10/25/2018 12:54 PM
    Congrats Port of Portland EcoChallenge Team!

    We learned and laughed, we improved our health and knowledge, and we came in at 20th in a field of 842 teams.  We also won two of our three team challenges (and on a per-participant point basis, we were winners all the way around).  Way to go!  Special recognition to Nicole Campbell - who was our EcoChallenge Champion and  point leader for most of the event.  Nicole also served as an awesome co-captain this year.

    For those of you who earned 250 points or more and wish to pursue the Wellness credit incentive:  Submit documentation of the activity to Courtney Rust,, (x 6311) by printing out your EcoChallenge home page that includes your total points, challenges participated in, and feed history by Wednesday, November 21, 2018 and sending via interoffice mail or email a screen shot of the dashboard to her.

    Erin, Nicole and I will follow up in the next week or two with the Port SWAG winners and transfer of the official EcoChallenge Champion trophy.  Thanks again to all who participated and made a good showing in the EcoChallenge on behalf of the Port!


  • Teresa Morse's avatar
    Teresa Morse 10/25/2018 11:51 AM

    It's always important to be reminded of the simple things you can do daily to make a difference

  • Irene Ng's avatar
    Irene Ng 10/24/2018 9:53 PM
    I can't believe its the end of the Eco Challenge already.  My family survived the meatless meals and were enlightened by watching documentaries about food.  The most successful meatless meal was the sweet potato crusted spinach quiche.  We also recommend watching the sriracha documentary on netflix.
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Karissa Pavlik's avatar
    Karissa Pavlik 10/24/2018 5:52 PM
    I would like to spend more time reflecting on how my activities and relationships make me feel mentally and physically. It is easy to feel automated when moving about life, but I would like to observe what activities or people are positive influences on my life and perhaps observe some that aren't. This could help me optimize how I spend my energy.
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Karissa Pavlik's avatar
    Karissa Pavlik 10/24/2018 5:44 PM
    I regularly use some single-use food packaging, such as single-use hummus cups. I should try making my own hummus and buying small reusable containers that I could use instead of disposable ones. This would probably be healthier for me nutritionally, too!
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Karissa Pavlik's avatar
    Karissa Pavlik 10/24/2018 5:42 PM
    Practicing gratitude helps me to focus on the positive parts of this world rather than being brought down by the negatives.

  • Paola Villegas's avatar
    Paola Villegas 10/24/2018 4:00 PM
    I love seeing my results at the end of the challenge.  It's awesome to see how my choices do make an impact.  

  • Kristen Dutra's avatar
    Kristen Dutra 10/24/2018 4:00 PM
    I think these challenges really made me think about being more intentional with my actions and the long term impact of my actions. Trying to remove my waste from the environment and choosing options that are better for the environment are going to be my long term goals. I want to work more on reducing my plastic waste. I think that is a little thing I can do on a daily basis. I'm seeing that quite a few challenges I chose are now headlines about how we as a society need to change our practices. I hope that everyone around the world understands why these changes are so important and how the impact of using the world's natural resources at the rate we currently are is going to have a negative affect. It is of great concern to me and I'm nervous that the science is going to prove correct.

  • Christine White's avatar
    Christine White 10/24/2018 3:38 PM
    The challenge is over and is has been a great experience for me and my family.  I have been religious about using only durable cups and reusable water bottles, and have shown my son how to do that too.  I have learned more about native communities and renewable energy, and have made an appointment for my annual physical, which I don't usually do.  I believe I will continue to focus on no paper cups and no plastic water bottles, as I feel better about my contributions when I do this, and look forward to talking to my doctor about my general health.