October 14 - October 28, 2016

Jennifer Reece

HP Vancouver Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,025 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    39
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    2
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    45
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    276
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time 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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY 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 12 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 12 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY 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

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work.

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

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

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

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 10 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save water, money, and time cutting the grass.

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 8 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time 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

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 11 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

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 13 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 4 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Join an Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

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

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 7 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Buy in Bulk

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Jennifer Reece 10/28/2016 7:53 PM
    I purchased carbon offsets for an upcoming work trip to Europe through TerraPass

  • Jennifer Reece 10/28/2016 6:58 PM
    I carpooled yesterday and today! 

  • Jennifer Reece 10/27/2016 3:44 PM
    Also signed up for paperless billing and got off some junk mail distribution lists

  • Jennifer Reece 10/27/2016 2:52 PM
    Did the at-home "know your numbers" health check and made an appointment for my yearly exam

  • Jennifer Reece 10/19/2016 9:48 AM
    I walked my daughter to school this morning and picked up leaves and pine cones on the way for a school project.  A great way to start the day!

  • Jennifer Reece 10/17/2016 3:06 PM
    I drove to a work volunteer event today, but did not go to the office afterward to avoid the extra driving.  No meat again today!

  • Jennifer Reece 10/15/2016 9:27 PM
    I'm at a WSU game in Pullman today, so walked all over campus with the family

  • Jennifer Reece 10/14/2016 7:32 PM
    Had no meat today and took a walk! 

  • Jennifer Reece 10/14/2016 9:26 AM
    I walked my daughter to school this morning and am working from home today to save a car trip.

  • Jennifer Reece 10/11/2016 10:36 AM
    I chose challenges that will push me to do more for the environment, but are achievable in two weeks.  I already eat mostly vegetarian, but will go completely vegetarian during the challenge.  I also have mostly paperless billing, but do receive catalogs that I can stop.  The driving part is tough since I live in Portland and work in Vancouver, but I can definitely walk or bike more around town.