May 6 - May 19, 2019

Patty Ostendorff

CUUFers

"I will try my best this year as I did last year to “make a difference.”"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,076 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    28
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    28
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    280
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Challenges

Sustainable Community

Diversify my Friends

I will increase the cultural diversity of my friend group.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Exercise Daily

I will exercise daily for 20 minute(s) per day for two weeks.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Sustainable Community

ESTABLISH EMERGENCY KIT

I will establish an emergency kit and escape route in case of natural disaster like wild fire.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Sustainable Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

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

Completed
One-Time 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 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

HIKE A LOCAL TRAIL

I will hike a local trail. (Consider joining one of Chelan Douglas Land Trust outings such as May 8 Sam Hill Walk for Families.)

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

VISIT SALMON LADDER

I will visit Rocky Reach Dam and learn about salmon migration.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

COMPOST FOOD WASTE

I will set up a compost pile in my backyard where I can compost food scraps. I'll teach my family abou how to separate food scraps and place them in the compost pile.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant a Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Recycle Materials

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

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

DONATE UNNEEDED ITEMS

I will donate unneeded clothing, books, and household items rather than throwing them away.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

I will commit to getting 20 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 14 OF 14
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

SERVICE MY HVAC

I will have a certified HVAC technician service my heat pump/air conditioning unit prior to the heating and cooling seasons.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Patty Ostendorff 5/19/2019 10:00 AM
    The last day already,!!  I find myself horrified whenever I see a big pile to plastic destined for land fill.  I feel we have created a monster and now the challenge is to reign it it......a long ways to go!  I know that I’m more aware of ways to help our planet than I was 4 years ago.  Thank you Ecochallenge for showing us ways to make a difference!

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/18/2019 8:19 AM
    Spring has hit Bellingham also.  Will see my grandson again today in the play, Matilda. Being taken out to breakfast this morning to celebrate Mother’s Day that was!  Great weekend of family and love. 

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/17/2019 7:22 AM
    Lots of rain.......that takes good care of watering especially since the canal water is shut down temporarily due to a break.   

    • Joyce Stevens 5/17/2019 7:28 AM
      I was just thinking the same thing this morning. No need to water outside today.  :-)

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/16/2019 9:13 AM
    Be happy for every day of health on earth and try to make our earth safer than it has become.  My adorable 4th grade neighbor is fighting ovarian cancer that has metastasized to her stomach. My daughter works for Tesoro and she has been working on ovarian cancer for years.......never read of it in a child.  😥

    • Jeanne Poirier 5/16/2019 9:10 PM
      While death is not an option, I do not enjoy hearing such youth suffering so.  I fear it is more to come.  Hang in there and you are right on to appreciate every moment of good health.

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/15/2019 9:14 AM
    Perennials........I like buying them better than annuals because, with luck, they come up the next year and just keep on giving their beauty for all to see!
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  • Patty Ostendorff 5/14/2019 8:32 AM
    Great hike yesterday to see Balsamroot, lupine and other flowers  💐 
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  • Patty Ostendorff 5/13/2019 8:18 AM
     Viewed another reduce plastic purchasing film yesterday with like minded people who each want to do a small part to help solve the problem.  

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/12/2019 9:12 AM
    So grateful to be the mother of two and grandmother of four.......all responsible citizens and good people which our world could use more of. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/11/2019 8:53 AM
    I, also, bought two items at the Senior Center Thrift Shop rather than buying new!

  • Patty Ostendorff 5/10/2019 8:25 AM
    Picking my first lettuce today........what a treat and no chemicals used!