October 14 - October 28, 2016

Wilgen Brown

LaneCC Titans

"I don't know precisely what I want from this. I do know I give so much of myself to others. I hope this is one that is not so draining."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 230 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    people
    helped
  • up to
    24
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    124
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Wilgen's Actions

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers for my lunches at work or school.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Wilgen Brown 10/27/2016 8:43 PM
    It's definitely hard to keep up with this stuff when you crash into a bit of a depression, but I'm doing good so far.  I have appreciated this have enjoyed this challenge greatly, and I look forward to taking it again next year. Thanks To Cory for sharing me with this chllenge. 

  • Wilgen Brown 10/17/2016 11:18 PM
    I continue to appreciate the challenges I am finding. Some will certainly be quite challenging (having a weekly menu when my meals repeatedly consist of week old ingredients thrown into the microwave) while others will be easy if I just take a moment to remember I need a moment for myself (15 minutes outside in gratitude).  I will continue to add as I find more that I can do, and as I discover more already selected that are  easy.

  • Wilgen Brown 10/16/2016 11:41 PM
    Today, I decided upon these three things I am thankful for. Figured I'd share them. 
    • Being able to come home and see my cat
    • Finally sleeping long enough and deep enough that I was well rested
    • Having friends willing to be there when I need their help

  • Wilgen Brown 10/15/2016 9:42 PM
    I sent an email to my first instructors here at Lane. It was very soothing and also bittersweet, as life has limited my ability to see them.  To often do I remember a face, or think of one I see everyday, and realize they will be gone. Some, it is obvious it will be sooner than most. Life is fleeting, and that fleeting both weighs upon my shoulders like a stone, and at the same time strengthens my resolve to end my   with many accomplishments.