October 14 - October 28, 2016

Amber Nobe

Hennebery Eddy Architects

"Mission: To be more mindful of the impact of my daily actions, on myself, my community, and my environment"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 521 Total

Amber's Actions


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.

One-Time Action


Watch a Documentary

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

One-Time Action


Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a walk each day.



Upgrade my Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

One-Time Action


Choose a Carbon Offset

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

One-Time Action


Visit a Local Farm

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

One-Time Action


Smart Seafood Choices

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

One-Time Action


  • Amber Nobe 10/28/2016 12:32 PM
    I bought plane tickets to Denver for Thanksgiving, so I used a few different carbon calculators to estimate the impact (~1 ton) and then made the correlating donation to The Nature Conservancy's carbon offset program. There are calculators on the United Airlines website and through the Sierra Club. The results varied, so I averaged them. There are also several carbon offset programs out there, but I chose TNC because I am familiar with some of their habitat restoration projects in the Northwest.

    • amy baker 10/28/2016 12:54 PM
      VERY impressive and informative! Thanks for the green tip ;)

  • Amber Nobe 10/26/2016 1:30 PM
    At the conference breakfast this morning, I overheard an interesting conversation about managing urban growth, public transit, and transportation infrastructure. My takeaway was that it's important to vote your support for environmental considerations on these issues, or those opinions won't be heard. There are several such issues on Portland Metro-area ballots this year!

  • Amber Nobe 10/25/2016 5:20 PM
    Evening walk in Austin along the lake/river. It's still 78° out

  • Amber Nobe 10/24/2016 8:25 PM
    The other night I watched "Food, Inc." and while it didn't really share a lot that I didn't already know, it has helped me view my food options over the past few days a bit differently. Especially when traveling in another state, you realize that it's important to take advantage of the more local, healthy, and sustainable options available to us in Portland and advocate for them to be available to everyone

  • Amber Nobe 10/23/2016 10:21 PM
    Did our grocery shopping at Kruger's Farm during the annual pumpkin patch outing 🌽

  • Amber Nobe 10/22/2016 1:44 PM
    Weatherstripping the windows ... should have done this a long time ago. Thanks for the motivation, EcoChallenge!

  • Amber Nobe 10/21/2016 2:07 PM
    Making up for yesterday's sick day with an extra-long walk and some one-time challenges. These bigger actions may require more effort but can also have a greater long-term impact

  • Amber Nobe 10/19/2016 6:56 PM
    Still sick but had to get my walk in, so I went down to check out the blast site. Power is back on our end of the street, but south of Kearny is like a ghost town. Very strange. (Though Salt & Straw is serving ice cream via generator, and for once, there's no line.) Near the site, there's lots of runoff in the streets, and it smells like fireworks. I saw a few broken windows elsewhere but was surprised at how little damage there is, overall.

  • Amber Nobe 10/17/2016 4:54 PM
    This evening I walked to the tea shop for their cold-fighting elixir. Also reserving some documentaries from the library so I can cross off another challenge this weekend!

  • Amber Nobe 10/16/2016 5:05 PM
    Walked to Providence Park for a Timbers victory!