October 14 - October 28, 2016

Elaine Cole

PCC Eco Panthers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 436 Total



De-Clutter my Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.



Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

One-Time Challenge


  • Elaine Cole 10/08/2018 8:09 AM
    I am going to bookmark EcoChallenge on  my computer so it will make it easier for me to check in each  day!

  • Elaine Cole 10/29/2016 9:40 AM
    I was able to sort through books, files and some photos. Lots of momenteum gained from this challenge.

  • Elaine Cole 10/26/2016 11:24 AM
    As I am purging . . . I am looking for a high school teacher in the Portland, Oregon area or  a nonprofit that would be interested in some West and East African clothes and art to use for educational purposes. Email me if you have ideas, elaine.cole16@pcc.edu

    • Kerry Lyles (EcoChallenge Staff) 10/26/2016 12:47 PM
      Do you know about the Buy Nothing project? There are facebook groups for each neighborhood in Portland and they are large communities focused around sharing things, and maybe there would be a teacher interested! 

  • Elaine Cole 10/24/2016 2:27 PM
    Looked up where I could test drive an electric car in my area.  I will need to make a special trip into Beaverton to do this.

  • Elaine Cole 10/22/2016 2:28 PM
    Kids went to a birthday party today and I asked them to get somethings they could pass on as a gift.  My son found some perfect books he knew his friend would like and my  daughter made an origami crane chain.  They are learning they  don't need to buy more stuff and a home made card and toys, books, clothes or other items passed on are just as good.
    My husband and I are doing some scanning today too.  A box awaits me to sort . . . .

  • Elaine Cole 10/21/2016 1:51 PM
    My goal is to purge and I have my next box ready and waiting in my home office when I get home tonight.  I have a date with the scanner tomorrow!!

  • Elaine Cole 10/20/2016 4:57 PM
    Trying to sort through one pile of stuff or papers each day of the challenge. Today it was a box of papers from college. I will start a scan pile now for the papers that are hard to let go. Handle papers once.

  • Elaine Cole 10/19/2016 10:21 AM
    Got up early and sorted one box of old trophies and plaques.  Need to call Metro Recycling 234-3000 to figure out what to do with the rest of stuff.

    • Heidi Sickert 10/19/2016 3:52 PM
      I LOVE this recycling line - figured out what to do with old paint cans left in our garage!

  • Elaine Cole 10/17/2016 3:44 PM
    I have two boxes on my list to go through when I get home today.

  • Elaine Cole 10/17/2016 10:48 AM
    Took 4 piles to Goodwill on Sunday!