May 11 - May 25, 2018

Luke Evans

CUUFers

"Live, Give, Love, Learn"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 836 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    14
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    45
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Challenges

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.73 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 14 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Just Drive Less

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 15 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Visit Local Parks

I will visit a local park and learn about free park passes.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Sustainable Community

Learn about Stemilt's Organic Recycling Center

I will visit visit Stemilt's Organic Recycling Facebook page to find out about their location and services.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Visit Link Transit at a public event

I will visit Link Transit at the "Touch a Truck" event or the Farmers Market.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

FOLLOW LINK TRANSIT ON FACEBOOK

I will follow Link Transit on Facebook.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

INCREASE AWARENESS OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

I will visit Link Transit's website at linktransit.com to learn what route(s) I can utilize for my most common travel.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Sustainable 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

Sustainable Community

Diversify my Friends

I will increase the cultural diversity of my friend group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day for two weeks that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Practice fuel efficient driving

I will maintain a steady highway speed on the highway, accelerate and decelerate gently, not idle my car for more than 2 minutes, and make sure my tires are inflated.

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

Water

REDUCE WATER USE FOR DISHES

I will only run the dishwasher when it is completely full to use less water and electricity.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Luke Evans 5/25/2018 8:15 AM
    Thank you Lori for organizing this effort and  providing constant encouragement!

  • Luke Evans 5/24/2018 3:35 PM
    One more day... go CUUFers!

  • Luke Evans 5/23/2018 10:55 AM
    http://chelancommunitygardens.com/

    Weeding duty at the community garden today.

  • Luke Evans 5/22/2018 2:43 PM
    Flew back from the Midwest into Seattle today, right over Glacier Peak.  What a site.  Sadly I was too awestruck to remember to take a picture.

  • Luke Evans 5/21/2018 9:33 AM
    Happy Monday.  Enjoy the sun!

  • Luke Evans 5/20/2018 11:33 AM
    Thanks for the reply, Julie.  A geologist’s perspective of time gives me a lot of comfort and also a sense of awe and wonder.  I’ve always loved rocks and the stories they tell.

  • Luke Evans 5/19/2018 12:46 PM

    Washington State’s Channeled Scablands Fooled Scientists for Decades


    Remnant of a lost landscape, this island of ancient soil—crowned by a crop of wheat—survived the ice-age floods that sculpted the region known today as the Channeled Scablands.


    Geologists couldn’t account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day.


    In the middle of eastern Washington, in a desert that gets less than eight inches of rain a year, stands what was once the largest waterfall in the world. It is three miles wide and 400 feet high—ten times the size of Niagara Falls—with plunge pools at its base suggesting the erosive power of an immense flow of water. Today there is not so much as a trickle running over the cataract’s lip. It is completely dry.

    https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/channeled-scablands/

    • Julie Smith 5/20/2018 7:06 AM
      Thanks for posting the article Luke.  One of the memories we have from CUUF was going on a geology fieldtrip with Charlie and Ruth Mason.  In a little school bus, 15 CUUFers got to experience first hand this story.  I had never heard of dry falls until then.  It's beautiful.  And, by the way I wanted to be a geologist when i was little.  Just like my grandfather Wayne McConkie, who taught geology at Dixie College in St George Utah.  The earth we live on is alive and changing.  Our time here is but a blink in time.  I'll include a picture of my grandpa on one of his field trips in Southern Utah.  And for fun reading, another Nat Geographic article about one of my favorite geology places in the world.  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travel-interests/tips-and-advice/tuweep-loop-grand-canyon-secret-corner-southwestern-united-states/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_tw20170429travel-tuweep&utm_campaign=Content&sf73206408=1

  • Luke Evans 5/18/2018 10:07 PM

    The Weather Geek

    Earth’s carbon dioxide levels continue to soar, at highest point in 800,000 years


    Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million.


    This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Prior to the onset of the Industrial Revolution, carbon dioxide levels had fluctuated over the millennia but had never exceeded 300 parts per million.


  • Luke Evans 5/17/2018 7:28 AM
    Try for 30 minutes of elevated heart rate every day.  Fast walking is good too, the rule of thumb I’ve heard is if you can sing a song you need to step up the pace!

  • Luke Evans 5/16/2018 2:08 PM
    Happy Tuesday!