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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Stacy Rutherford

Hennebery Eddy Architects


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    spent outdoors

Stacy's actions


Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.



Smart Seafood Choices

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



Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.



Watch a Documentary

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



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.



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.



Go for a Daily Walk

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


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    Stacy Rutherford 10/28/2016 6:57 PM
    Watching Forks Over Knives and learning so much about how animal based diets affect our health. I'll definitely be doing more after watching! 

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/28/2016 6:56 PM
    It was a beautiful day today! Took advantage by reading outside at lunch and walking around town. 

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/28/2016 8:19 AM
    Our house has a large green bin, and we'd started composting a while back, but didn't keep it up. The eco challenge inspired me to get back to work on composting all our food waste. We keep a bowl in the freezer, and dump that into the green bin when it gets full. The freezer keeps the stink at bay, and now we don't have an excuse not to compost!

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/26/2016 1:13 PM
    All I want to do is curl up and take a nap today with this mid-week grey weather, but instead I went for a walk on my lunch break. The fresh air woke me up for a minute, but at this point, only caffeine will do the trick.

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/25/2016 9:29 AM
    Walking more is made easier when there's an accident in your neighborhood, a traffic jam due to said accident, which all forces your bus to stop really far away from  your stop! Had a longer-than-usual walk through St Johns yesterday - the trees lining the park are all yellow, and the sky was yellow & grey - looked like fire! 

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/24/2016 8:15 AM
    Did two loads of laundry yesterday with cold water to conserve energy. Unfortunately, I share a washer with 3 other people who live in the other units of our house, and I can't control how they do their laundry!

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/24/2016 8:12 AM
    I was sick over the weekend, and just not feeling up for a lot of walking outdoors. I'll try to get back in the swing today!

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/22/2016 6:43 PM
    Over the past year I've been clearing out toxic cleaning and beauty products from our home, but there's still work to do. I've made a list of items to replace with natural options once the ones I have already are used up. It seems wasteful to just toss them!

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      Chris Kane 10/22/2016 6:56 PM
      Stacy, when you finish up the products you have in the house you should consider making some of your own.  Most of them are easy to make and you know exactly what's in them, not to mention the fact that they are way cheaper than anything you will purchase in a store.

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/21/2016 2:04 PM
    I know I'll be busy tonight, so I walked around downtown on my lunch break. Hoping the little bit of exercise & fresh air helps heal this post-travel head cold I've got!

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    Stacy Rutherford 10/21/2016 8:14 AM
    Took the long way home from the bus stop yesterday - the fall colors are looking beautiful in my neighborhood!