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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Lisa Appel

Port of Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 270 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill

Lisa's Actions


Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.



Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.



Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will visit a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

One-Time Action


Work-Life Balance

I will not work more than 8 hour days each day.



Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.



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    Lisa Appel 10/28/2016 7:16 PM
    I did pretty well with avoiding disposable cups. I met this goal all days except one. The dashboard is a good reminder that this all adds up! Walking each day super fun! Although I wasn't able to do it midday as I had hoped. The challenge that I did not succeed at was the work-life balance. I need to re-double my efforts on this one, and I will continue beyond the challenge!

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    Lisa Appel 10/26/2016 9:58 AM
    On Monday, I was unprepared and was caught without a reusable mug. This was a good reminder to keep extra mugs in all the right places! Purse, car, office...I am inspired to see office mates using their mugs - pretty cool!

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    Lisa Appel 10/17/2016 6:06 PM
    It was an interesting and enlightening "waste management facility" tour for Port of Portland employees for Eco Challenge today. The PDX Central Waste Area manages the waste of about 10,000 people a day and offers many options for recycling and reuse.  I had visited this area before, but I learned even more about our bucket wash station and grease recycling options.  I was really impressed that PDX airport concessions have donated about 143,000 meals through the food donation program partner Urban Gleaners since 2013. They are currently donating just over 1 ton of food per month! This is a fun group shot outside the central waste area.

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    Lisa Appel 10/14/2016 2:50 PM

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    Lisa Appel 10/14/2016 1:30 PM
    Doing this again, only using a reusable cup for coffee! I am doing this because its an easy way to reduce waste and just takes a little planning.

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    Lisa Appel 10/06/2016 3:53 PM
    I plan to take a walk everyday! I usually do this in the evening, but my challenge will be to do a  lunchtime walk too.  Walking is relaxing and good for my health.

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    Lisa Appel 10/04/2016 5:00 PM
    Take note: Port of Portland EcoChallenge Brown Bag is Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 11:30 am -12:15 pm in the Atrium.