October 14 - October 28, 2016

Lisaana Otter

Team MNGD

"To see how small changes add up to big improvements"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 231 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    336
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lisaana's Actions

Waste

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not at work.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

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

COMPLETED 14
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Upcycle

Upcycle waste or old things for new uses. Picked because I like to avoid sending things to landfills and I like to see old things in new ways.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Lisaana Otter 10/28/2016 9:27 AM
    Made it to our final day!  Arrived with an appreciation for some previously hidden means to be eco-aware in my daily life.  Hope you each found value in the journey, too!

    • Laurie Milliard 10/28/2016 11:07 AM
      Way to go, Lisaana! I have enjoyed reading about your upcycling tricks! Especially since they usually involve cats.

  • Lisaana Otter 10/27/2016 9:57 AM
    Tiny upcycle - the broccolli was held together with a label that included a rubber ring.  That label was clipped, the rubber ring was used as a rubber band around my hard boiled eggs to tote them to work.

  • Lisaana Otter 10/26/2016 12:42 PM
    The challenge has been an excuse to talk to others about why I took the challenge.  Spreading the word!

  • Lisaana Otter 10/25/2016 3:46 PM
    The gray weather gets me down and makes me want to luxuriate in a too-long shower, and buy single-serving items to comfort myself.  Silly.

  • Lisaana Otter 10/24/2016 12:31 PM
    Upcycle trick of the day (a tiny one) - the yogurt foil came off the yogurt vat clean this morning.  Tucked a good helping of catnip into the foil and squished it into the ball.  Now to see if the cats like this upcycle.

    • Lisaana Otter 10/26/2016 12:43 PM
      Cats not fond of this catnip vehicle.  Other uses of foil may be found.

  • Lisaana Otter 10/21/2016 5:33 PM
    Friday, Friday, Friday is my favorite day.  Except when there are other days to be excited about.  But, back to Eco-Challenge!  Let's see, i'm upcycling my pop-top things from cat food cans to make chain maille decor, enjoying the reuse of fabric on clothes otherwise useless to make cat toys

  • Lisaana Otter 10/20/2016 1:52 PM
    Thursday - enjoy catching up with those who post.  Your efforts also inspire my own.  One self-set challenge I added to my list is to upcycle or recycle to new uses something each day.  My favorites so far - upcycling a plastic jug into a scoop for cat litter, and using two cat food cans as wheel stops for my catio (a small, protected, outdoor space for my cats).

  • Lisaana Otter 10/19/2016 8:44 AM
    Wednesday!  Shocking to realize how easy it is to buy single-use items. :(  But, it's getting me to bake, cook, and bring my own containers.  That's gotta be good on lots of levels, right? 

  • Lisaana Otter 10/17/2016 4:36 PM
    I chose three challenges for myself, but I notice that I'm looking at my life and habits more broadly than just the three challenges.  For example, I received my water bill today.  I notice that my water consumption is up quite a bit.  I'll be checking for leaks at my house to see if I can control it that way, and also examine my habits (much as Nicki describes).  Also enjoying reading my teammates posts!

  • Lisaana Otter 10/14/2016 9:56 AM
    I spent the days before the challenging noticing where I use single-use items, and how often I connect to social media throughout the day.  Feeling ready to make some adjustments!  Good luck everyone.