October 14 - October 28, 2016

Cara Wessel

Hennebery Eddy Architects

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 841 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Cara's Actions

Energy

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 30 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Feed


  • Cara Wessel 10/27/2016 7:54 PM
    No candy at the happy hour! Staying strong. But I did save a piece for when the challenge is over. 

  • Cara Wessel 10/26/2016 8:36 PM
    No time for the gym tonight but I did make a quick, healthy meal before I dive into my research on Sustainable Transportation.

  • Cara Wessel 10/25/2016 3:32 PM
    Small apartment = small herb garden! Hope I can keep my basil plant alive.

  • Cara Wessel 10/23/2016 7:11 PM
    I just added up all my biking yesterday, 17 miles! It's been fun exploring Portland in new ways. 

  • Cara Wessel 10/23/2016 6:59 PM
    First time pickling! Quick pickled peppers with Fresno chiles and Jalapeños. I'll see how they turn out in 2 weeks.

  • Cara Wessel 10/22/2016 6:06 PM
    I caved and had some Salt & Straw today but at least I rode my bike to get it! What a beautiful day for biking all over Portland!

  • Cara Wessel 10/21/2016 10:24 AM
    Filled another bag of compost instead of sending it to the landfill.

  • Cara Wessel 10/20/2016 10:07 PM
    I knew I didn't have time to exercise tonight so I decided to bike instead of taking the bus to a family dinner at my sister's. Plus I got a beautiful view of the city on my way home.
     

  • Cara Wessel 10/19/2016 7:18 PM
    Loving my produce from the farmer's market! Yum!

    • Cara Wessel 10/20/2016 10:03 PM
      I went to the Kings Market on Sunday off Alberta and MLK. I frequently go to PSU, I love that one!

    • Camilla Cok 10/20/2016 10:39 AM
      Which farmer's market do you go to?  

  • Cara Wessel 10/18/2016 7:43 PM
    Successfully avoided two boxes of cookies my professor brought to class this morning and cookies in the office... Staying strong!