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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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June Harris

AMD Green Team

"My mission is to make a positive impact."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 336 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    6
    pounds
    waste composted

June's Actions

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

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

COMPLETED 10
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

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

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    June Harris 10/28/2016 1:09 PM
    Mt Hood Community College has pulled ahead of AMD on the last day!  They are giving us some great competition!

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    June Harris 10/28/2016 6:20 AM
    Did you know that the Austin B500 coffee shop has reusable mugs?  Instead of getting a disposable cup, have a seat and sip from one of these colorful mugs.  Coffee tastes better in ceramic!

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/28/2016 12:45 PM
      Totally agree about the taste thing! Those mugs are beautiful too!!

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    June Harris 10/28/2016 6:18 AM
    Today is the last day! This daily practice has raised my level of awareness about how my small individual actions each day do add up.  I hope to continue to be mindful of how my actions impact the environment.
    Thank you to everyone who participated. 

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    June Harris 10/27/2016 6:18 AM
    The meatless challenge is more difficult than I thought it would be.  :/ 

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/27/2016 2:29 PM
      I know this one would be difficult for me too! I love BBQ so much! I think a better goal for me would need to be less meat, not be entirely meat free. At least to start. Gotta start somewhere!

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    June Harris 10/21/2016 7:11 AM
    My veggie garden is made up of several wicking beds.  This is great for the heat and lack of water in Central TX.  I was able to leave my garden for a week in the middle of Summer with no issues and no need to water daily.  It also eliminates the need to weed. 

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/21/2016 9:10 AM
      Very cool! Have never heard of a wicking bed. Gotta bookmark this idea for my future garden. :) 

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    June Harris 10/20/2016 6:00 AM
    My favorite thing about composting is seeing unwanted waste turned into an extremely valuable resource.  It is like turning trash into gold.  If you have ever had to purchase garden soil, you know this is significant.  By composting all my food scraps, coffee grounds, and paper towels, I don't just avoid sending that waste to the landfill. I save $100 per year that I would otherwise have to spend on soil for the vegetable garden. 

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    June Harris 10/19/2016 1:22 PM
    Did I mention I was going to harvest sweet potatoes from my garden?  These were 6 months in the making.  Stoke purple sweet potatoes, grown organically.