October 14 - October 28, 2016

Shawn Postera

Multnomah County Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 375 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    people
    helped
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    159
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    300
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    15
    letters or emails
    sent to public officials or leaders
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people

Challenges

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY 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

Community

Write Letters

I will write 1 letter(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 10.66 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Volunteer in my Community

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Talk to my Friends

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

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

Feed


  • Shawn Postera 10/28/2016 2:20 PM
    I went to the doctor today and I told the health care professional about healthy purchasing. She didn't know that make up didn't have to declare all of the ingredients. For example most make up has formaldehyde and mercury. Both chemicals of concerns because they pose a danger to health. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/28/2016 2:18 PM
    I wrote a public official about healthy purchasing which is less toxic purchasing. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/28/2016 2:17 PM
    Yesterday I bought food for houseless people. I bought fruit and veggies and gave it to a thankful street resident. I know I am suppose to go to the Food Bank or Urban Gleaners, but the store was right by a camp! 

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 1:52 PM
    The challenge for me is logging in, but I like it. I could bring it into a practice. It would be great to do a challenge like this at a conference. I could a 2-3-4 day conference running a challenge like this especially if it incorporated sustainable practices.

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 1:00 PM
    I took the time to write a letter in the form of a forum post to other government jurisdictions concerning the importance of processing E-waste with a company that practices e-steward standards or R2 certification. Of course I pointed out that e-steward is a higher standard and preferred because the waste doesn't leave our Country and many other reasons. 

    • Kelly Bauman (EcoChallenge Staff) 10/27/2016 1:31 PM
      Great, thoughtful efforts. Thanks for doing this!

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 12:57 PM
    I suggested to my group of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership council members that we do our own eco-challenge during our yearly summit--to promote sustainable purchasing!!! We are talking about it. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/27/2016 12:56 PM
    I did a healthy purchasing seminar promoting purchasing of safer products in government. 

  • Shawn Postera 10/25/2016 9:45 AM
    So today I shared with my co-workers the Green Cleaners Lunch and Learn information! I am hoping that more than one person attends! I also reminded everyone that we could make our own cleaners for our desks and it would improve indoor air quality and be cheaper for our organization to purchase! We could purchase in bulk!!! 

  • Shawn Postera 10/24/2016 2:54 PM
    I took the time to write a letter in support of a fellow community member joining the Multnomah County CIC. I hope he is selected and can share his voice with decision makers. 

  • Shawn Postera 8/29/2016 12:11 PM
    How are people selecting their challenge? Something work related? Any thoughts  on how to best pick a challenge for a group of people?

    • Sara Harding Mihm 8/30/2016 7:41 AM
      I try to practice as many sustainable actions as work as possible, and hope that others feel empowered to do the same! I've started to take Trimet to local meetings, too, which wasn't the case when I first started at the County. One thing at a time... can't wait to learn others' thoughts!