October 14 - October 28, 2016

James Riddle

HP Vancouver Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 956 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    13
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    145
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    11
    organic meals
    consumed

Challenges

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

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 4 disposable cup(s) to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY 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 2 OF 15
DAILY 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 1 OF 15
DAILY 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

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) per day from local producers.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Buy Food and Water Only

I will not purchase anything but food and water.

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY 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

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2 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

Waste

Recycle all Recyclable Materials

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 15
DAILY 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

Waste

Use Reusable Containers

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 2 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 2 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

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

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 3 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 13 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 7.34 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 11 OF 15
DAILY 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

Simplicity

De-Clutter my Home

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 12 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

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

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

COMPLETED 12 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

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY 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 6 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 15 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 4 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

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

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 1 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

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

Sign a Petition

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • James Riddle 10/28/2016 12:03 PM
    Just said "No thanks" to a disposable plastic bag. Instead I just carried the few thing to my car

  • James Riddle 10/27/2016 3:21 PM
    Got my 'pesticide-free zone' signs up in my yard.


  • James Riddle 10/26/2016 3:28 PM
    Just made a donation to the NW Earth Institute.

  • James Riddle 10/26/2016 3:23 PM
    Made an appointment for my annual physical :)

  • James Riddle 10/26/2016 3:23 PM
    Slowly but surely replacing our grass with sheet mulch, raised beds, and native nature-scaping.

  • James Riddle 10/11/2016 2:41 PM
    I feel like I already do a lot of the challenge options, but it's good try some new ones and to be reminded of the importance of the others.

    • lorena topete 10/11/2016 4:18 PM
      me too!   when I was clicking on the challenges, at some point, the tool told me "you are taking too many challenges!"  ... that was a surprise!