May 6 - May 19, 2019

Lori Nitchals

CUUFers

"Be with those who help your being. Rumi"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,195 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    420
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    14
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    420
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    28
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Nature

CONSERVATION LOCALLY

I will search the webpage of The Nature Conservancy for 10 species they help protect, 10 natural preserves in Washington they steward and consider one way I could participate in their work in the Moses Coulee Preserves. (Hunter Steward Program, pigmy rabbit habitat repair, trail maintenance, fence repair)

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (weekly box of locally grown produce).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

LEARN ABOUT NATIVE BEES

I will read about native bees and take an action to help them.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Have Meetings Outside

I will schedule 30 minute(s) of work meetings or phone calls outside each day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Sustainable Community

Attend May Green Drinks

I will attend May's "Green Drinks" event on Thursday, May 16th (featuring Link Transit).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying and using toxic plastics.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Sustainable Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Sustainable Wenatchee or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) per day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Sustainable Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home and identify my next steps for saving energy. 10 extra points for posting my Yardstick score and recommendations.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Lori Nitchals 5/19/2019 9:59 AM

  • Lori Nitchals 5/19/2019 5:29 AM
    What a two weeks this has been! I have changed habits and learned so much more about how I can reduce my carbon footprint. I have found a community of like minded folks who care as much about the environment as I do. What a blessing! 

  • Lori Nitchals 5/18/2019 6:09 AM

    • Jeanne Poirier 5/18/2019 7:50 PM
      Looks like great place to mediate - whether being still or sprucing it up.  ENJOY!

  • Lori Nitchals 5/18/2019 6:07 AM
    Looking forward to going to Farmers Market and then going for a walk on the Loop Trail with Mija. Then getting things put together to drop off at CUUF tomorrow for the upcoming yard sale. Then picking some salad greens, herbs, and edible flowers for my salad, to eat with Anjou bread and local cheese. 😋 Rounding out the day by puttering about in my gardens, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of nature! Pure bliss! 

  • Lori Nitchals 5/17/2019 8:14 AM
    Great fun at Green Drinks in Leavenworth last night learning about what Link offers and hanging out with like minded folks, including six of our team members! 
    Love creating new eco friendly habits, especially how to reduce my disposable plastic waste. 



  • Lori Nitchals 5/16/2019 5:24 AM
    So grateful for having such fabulous hiking minutes from my home! Love the new signage on the CDLT trails. 
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    • Jeanne Poirier 5/16/2019 9:15 PM
      Fun to see you this evening with some team-mates.  What a long day!!  5:24AM out hiking?!?  Good on you Lori!

  • Lori Nitchals 5/15/2019 8:55 AM
    Since Unincorporated Chelan County is no longer recycling glass, I decided it was time to try out wine in a can! 
    Each can equals 1/2 bottle of wine. Not only are the cans  recyclable, I read it saves on fossil fuels because they are lighter weight to transport than glass is. 
    Looking forward to taste testing these wines over the next few weeks! 
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    I chose cans over the boxed wine because the wine is in a plastic bag inside the box. 
    Having a blast investigating new ways to reduce my carbon footprint! 

    • Stefanie Neff 5/17/2019 8:35 PM
      Oh I'm going to have to look into this! So bummed that I can't recycle glass anymore, but happy there are options available!

  • Lori Nitchals 5/14/2019 7:01 AM
    Attended the Climate Conversations meeting last night. As always, it was very informative! 

  • Lori Nitchals 5/13/2019 8:52 AM
    Plan to contact Costco, Fred Meyer, and Safeway home offices to ask about what they are doing to reduce use of disposable plastic packaging on their products.

  • Lori Nitchals 5/12/2019 7:02 AM
    Really enjoying challenging myself to create new eco friendly habits.  Tieton Farms at Farmers Market has yummy cheeses which I sampled and purchased. 😋 Salad greens, spinach, and asparagus rounded out my purchases! 
    Mija loves the market as much as I do, getting loved on by folks she assumes showed up just to meet her! 
    Then we took a walk on the Riverfront Trail. Spent the rest of the day in my gardens, puttering about, eating my meals while watching the goldfish in the pond...bliss!