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John Yale

Eco-Energizers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 879 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    195
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    39
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

John's Actions

Sustainable Community

Diversify my Friends

I will increase the cultural diversity of my friend group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

REPLACE FURNACE FILTER

I will replace my furnace filter to help keep my HVAC equipment working efficiently.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying and using toxic plastics.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Sustainable Community

Host A House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or have a meaningful discussion on an environmental issue.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Nature

VISIT SALMON LADDER

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once per day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Tend a Garden

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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    John Yale 5/17/2019 3:25 AM
    Pinchana 

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    John Yale 5/17/2019 3:24 AM
    Ok, I took credit for hiking a local trail, Volcan Pinchana, I didn’t realize it is active😃. I figure local means local to where I am.  Hard to say I’m composting though since I’m eating in restaurants. 
    We are on the home street here, keep at it. 

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    John Yale 5/14/2019 3:41 PM
    OK y’all. I’m in Quito, doing my best at my daily challenges. Hard to say I tended a garden today. I did put my lunch waste in a recycle can though. Yes, believe it or not, here the have three waste cans including compost. So keep at it, just takes a little creativity sometimes. 🐢

    • Tess James Neshem's avatar
      Tess James Neshem 5/14/2019 5:05 PM
      Can I note how impressed I am that you're attempting the Eco-Challenge from another continent!?

      Have a blast in Ecuador!

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    John Yale 5/08/2019 10:16 PM
    I did the investigate the Nature Conservancy.  Not an easy task.  Particularly frustrating when I looked for things to volunteer for.  But, a cool organization no less!

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    John Yale 5/05/2019 10:20 AM
    OK folks, get those challenges booked, planed and ready for tomorrow:)