May 11 - May 25, 2018

Mary Peterson

CUUFers

"To live a balanced life that appreciates and conserves the natural environment. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 884 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    45
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    112
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent exercising

Challenges

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 Challenge

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 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

Sustainable Community

Sign up for Sustainable Wenatchee Emails

I will visit Sustainable Wenatchee's website and sign up for their newsletter to learn about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Sustainable Community

Watch a Documentary

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Food Waste

I will reduce food waste by carefully filling my plate and only taking what I can eat.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant a Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 14 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

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

WATCH THE ENERGY DOCUMENTARY "SWITCH"

I will watch the 90-minute documentary about the future of energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 15 OF 15
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

CHECK OUT THE CHELAN PUD WEBSITE

I will spend 10 minutes checking out all the energy-saving opportunities on Chelan PUD's web page, ConservationMakesCents.org.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Mary Peterson 5/25/2018 7:53 AM
    It is a gorgeous morning!  I am grateful for my CUUFer team mates, our team leader Lori, and spending today in the Leavenworth area with my good friend Louise.  Have a great day, CUUFers!

  • Mary Peterson 5/24/2018 6:52 AM
    This EcoChallenge has made me so much more appreciative of water and the abundance we have in this valley.  I am grateful for the water quality and quantity we enjoy here.  As i keep my gratitude journal, I have noted how grateful I am to be drinking clean water every day to quench my thirst and replenish my body fluids as I am getting more exercise this spring walking, hiking, and doing yard work.  Yesterday as I took my walk in the morning, I was thinking about all the people around the world who do not share in the privilege of having abundant clean drinking water.  I watched about 90 minutes of TED talks about water.  I am grateful for having the technology I have available to educate myself on a host of issues.  I learned much about water conservation, desalinization, and purification in these TED talks.  I recommend taking time to watch them, even if you only have 10 minutes to devote to them.  So many of the TED talks are short and succinct, and provide excellent information.  They inspire me to action, mostly related to what I can do to help people in other countries around the world where safe drinking water is not available.  I think I have found a new passion .  How can I share my resources to help others with a basic human need—clean drinking water?   

  • Mary Peterson 5/23/2018 6:59 AM
    I am about to go for my morning walk before taking on some yard chores.  I am grateful for outstanding weather, having the physical ability to do activities, and having quality drinking water that is so easy to obtain.  We are so fortunate to have safe drinking water, I think we forget or aren’t aware of how many people around the world struggle to have plentiful safe drinking water.  

  • Mary Peterson 5/22/2018 6:15 PM
    What a fantastic day!  I enjoyed a walk at Beebe Springs and a picnic at Chelan Falls with a good friend.   

  • Mary Peterson 5/21/2018 6:59 AM
    Into our final week of the EcoChallenge!  I am enjoying this annual challenge again!   I am so grateful that with physical therapy the last three months and more walking,  my back is feeling lots better. I am grateful to have great places to get outside to walk!  I am grateful to have a good friend who likes to take long walks with me on occasion! It gets us both out to enjoy this beautiful natural world!

  • Mary Peterson 5/20/2018 7:08 AM
    Another beautiful morning!   I am grateful for loving family and friends, living in such a beautiful valley, and having an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies to eat every day.  I feel blessed!

  • Mary Peterson 5/19/2018 5:21 AM
    Only a week left in the Challenge.   I am enjoying this reinvigorating opportunity!

  • Mary Peterson 5/18/2018 6:56 AM
    Good morning!  Go Team CUUFers!

  • Mary Peterson 5/17/2018 5:34 AM
    Good morning, Team!   Have a great day!

  • Mary Peterson 5/16/2018 6:47 AM
    I am looking forward to taking a long walk along the Columbia River with a friend this morning.  Then, coming home to work in my yard.  I am grateful for: having energizing coffee to drink in the morning, good friends, and family members I love to spend time with.