October 14 - October 28, 2016

Kevin Lepley

Beaverton Greenies

"I'm going to push myself to be more eco friendly. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,535 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    outdoor meals
    consumed
  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    916
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    8
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time per day with other activities.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Eat Meals Outside

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Explore my Area

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Become a Master Recyler/Composter

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Start Composting

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Buy in Bulk

I will only purchase bulk food items and avoid all single-package items.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 7 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Waste

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (consumer-supported agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Create Your Own

Commitment To Continue

I'm going to commit to keeping at least 3 of my challenges. This competition has helped me get used to being more eco conscious and helped me incorporate it as part of my daily routine.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Share my Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Take Control

Develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Visit a Local Farm

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet per day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Join an Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Kevin Lepley 10/28/2016 9:25 AM
    Whew, can't wait to go back to leaving all the lights on, running water while I brush my teeth and eating meals full of meat, that I waste half of! Just kidding, this has been a lot of fun, though a times a struggle to keep up with all my actions. I happy to have taken part in this and look forward to holding on to a few of these actions.

  • Kevin Lepley 10/27/2016 8:19 AM
    After today there's only one more day, anyone planning to hold onto some of their challenges?

    • Debra Kennedy 10/27/2016 2:04 PM
      I'll keep taking 5 minute showers 6 days a week. I need one day a week  to stay in that warm water just a little longer  for "therapeutic" purposes , haha. 

    • Chauntel Vaillancourt 10/27/2016 10:02 AM
      I am. I love doing the activities with the kids but it probably won't be every day. I already practice simplicity by cleaning out stuff and organizing and I'll keep volunteering.  

  • Kevin Lepley 10/26/2016 8:20 AM
    In the beginning I was doing things I should have been doing for years, like turning lights off when I leave a room, or powering down my computer when not is use, and thinking I'm doing it just for the challenge. Now it's starting to become more routine, I leave a room making sure to turn the lights off, head off to work and make sure my computer is off. It'll be fun to keep these going beyond the challenge and see what I can sign up for next year. I'm looking forward to the final few days of the challenge, but also a little sad to see it go, it's been fun participating in this with my friends and coworkers.

  • Kevin Lepley 10/25/2016 8:37 AM
    It feels like Wednesday, why isn't it Wednesday? Who's responsible for the week not progressing as quickly as I'd like it to? lol


  • Kevin Lepley 10/24/2016 8:12 AM
    Ugh it was rough getting up today to go for a walk. As happy as it makes me, I'm looking forward to this challenge ending so I can return to a more regular routine. Though, I'm definitely going to hold onto a few of these. For example, there's really no need to flush the toilet every time I use it since I live alone.

  • Kevin Lepley 10/23/2016 11:20 AM
    Another beautiful Sunday in the Willamette Valley! Went for a nice jog in a foggy forest this morning, then ate some lunch near a lake with my girlfriend.

  • Kevin Lepley 10/22/2016 12:13 PM
    So glad to see it didn't rain today. Such a beautiful foggy day here in central Oregon. 

  • Kevin Lepley 10/21/2016 9:04 AM
    Anyone have plans this weekend?

    • Chauntel Vaillancourt 10/21/2016 11:48 AM
      I'll be volunteering with OFASA at an adoption event at the Tanasbourne Petsmart tomorrow.  If anyone is in the area, come on in.

  • Kevin Lepley 10/21/2016 8:46 AM
    Today has been good so far, woke up early to pack for a trip, made a delicious smooth, drank some cold brew coffee, and started making plans to take a trip to Cali in December for a friends wedding. I'm glad it's almost the weekend. Can't wait to get outside and enjoy this fall weather we're having.


  • Kevin Lepley 10/21/2016 8:46 AM
    Today has been good so far, woke up early to pack for a trip, made a delicious smooth, drank some cold brew coffee, and started making plans to take a trip to Cali in December for a friends wedding. I'm glad it's almost the weekend. Can't wait to get outside and enjoy this fall weather we're having.