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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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jonathan ericksen

Beaverton Greenies

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 490 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    12
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    20
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    21
    organic meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    10
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1,125
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    2.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    63
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    7.6
    pounds
    waste composted
  • UP TO
    280
    gallons of water
    have been saved

jonathan's actions

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Just Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY 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

Health

Audit Toxic Products In My Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 8
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities with my kid(s) for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Have Meetings Outside

I will schedule 30 minute(s) of work meetings or phone calls outside each day.

COMPLETED 10
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 11
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and/or unsubscribing from catalogs.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 10
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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

I will eat 1 meal(s) outside each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore my Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    jonathan ericksen 10/23/2016 8:11 AM
    Good Sunday everyone! Starting to feel like a lot of these "out of my comfort zone" green actions are becoming more habit. There are still a few one time challenges I am wanting to accomplish, hope you all are achieving your goals!

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    jonathan ericksen 10/19/2016 12:13 PM
    Happy hump day! Today was a beautiful clear and cold sunrise the fog was thick and made for a relaxing meditation  session at the top of my hill, overlooking the valley with a thick low lying layer of fog.


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    jonathan ericksen 10/17/2016 1:34 PM
    Happy Monday! Hope everyones weekend was stellar! Enjoyed a rainy cloud filled sunrise this morning with my pups exploring a trail in our neighborhood. Feel like the disposable containers and reusable water bottles should just be a standard by now but its certainly easier to organize and plan meals for the week.

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    jonathan ericksen 10/16/2016 2:37 PM
    Happy Sunday to everyone, had a super busy weekend with a wedding I was Djing. Not enough time to long in to update my challenge. Still able to hit most of my daily challenges. Hope everyone's challenge is off to a banner start!

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    jonathan ericksen 10/13/2016 6:25 AM
    Happy Thursday to everyone! Saw a vivid beautiful sunrise yesterday. Unfortunately, today I had to work before the sun came up however plan on catching the sunset! This time of day has a particular mood that has me coming back for more. I highly recommend checking out a sunrise before too much rain cloud covers all the colors. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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    jonathan ericksen 10/10/2016 12:28 PM
    Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend and hopefully got out and about?! I have compiled a spread sheet to start documenting the three things a day I am grateful for as well as the person I email. Really excited about this challenge and this week!

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    jonathan ericksen 10/09/2016 11:29 AM
    Happy Sunday! I was able to catch a cold wet sunrise before work this morning and have attempted to take less than a 4 min shower, multi-task the suds and this is indeed possible. For those who like to wake up in the shower, the brisk cool awakening after a quick rinse is sensational. Give it a go, you'll never know until you do?

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    jonathan ericksen 10/05/2016 12:01 PM
    Good afternoon, just want share my 5th day taking a 30 min walk and watching the sun rise in the morning a fantastic way to start the day right!

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    jonathan ericksen 10/04/2016 4:11 PM
    Afternoon! Just wanted to share three days strong of eating one meal a day outside. Getting to be difficult with the rain however, still determined to accomplish this goal.

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    jonathan ericksen 10/03/2016 1:48 PM
    Had an amazing weekend that included doing yoga with my wife and walking while the sun was rising. Excited for this week!