May 6 - May 19, 2019

Verna Zuttermeister

CUUFers

"Happy to reduce my carbon footprint."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 916 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    22
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Verna's Actions

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients per day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Materials

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant a Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

USE A REUSABLE MUG

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill's Wildlife Habitat Council Award

I will learn about all of the great sustainability practices and awards at the Greater Wenatchee Regional Landfill from the local WM websites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying and using toxic plastics.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

SMART SEAFOOD CHOICES

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/19/2019 8:45 AM
    Thank you for letting me be involved with this Challenge.  It has been a big step for me in several areas and I see the world differently today than two years ago.  Yesterday I forgot my water bottle and I was planning on getting coffee at Dutch Bros.  Normally I would have gotten it anyway.  Couldn't buy that disposable cup so I didn't have coffee.  I saved the environment and saved some money.  Never would have happened before.  My life is changed- as long as you don't ask me to give up chocolate.

    • Heather Seman 5/19/2019 11:17 AM
      Verna, a similar situation happened to me as well. I guess you can teach this old dog new tricks! Ha!

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/18/2019 11:17 PM
    Farmers market was a flop for me.  There was no produce at all.  No someone had radishes and sprouts.  There were lots of plants for sale.  The peanut man was not there.  It was a beautiful day out there and lots of happy smiling faces.

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/18/2019 10:53 AM
    Off to see what farmers market has this early in the season

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/17/2019 10:38 AM
    Today I will start to  declutter one room.  It's not to the extent Kimbris is doing but it will give me some decluttered space.  Good for you Kimbris

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/16/2019 10:06 AM
    Starting goo eco friendly habits is great but one habit that we didn't talk about was connecting to each other every day.  I love hearing what everyone is doing.  In a few days we break that new habit and I'll miss you

    • Jeanne Poirier 5/16/2019 9:07 PM
      Ditto to you and Pat - and I've never met you!

    • Pat Taylor 5/16/2019 6:49 PM
      I agree, Verna.  It's fun to read everybody's feed and see what they are doing.

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/15/2019 11:28 AM
    Lotsof information in some of these one-time challenges.Interesting

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/14/2019 10:39 PM
    Wow.  The day flew by but was able to do a meatless meal, organic meal and increase veggies even on this busy day

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/13/2019 6:57 PM
    Starting the week with a thumbs down.  All my flowers died.  I think Vitagreen sprayed the apartment complex grounds and got the plants even the ones I had not transplanted yet.  It's not easy to kill a coleus.  Do you think I should toss the soil also if I get new plants?

    • Jeanne Poirier 5/13/2019 9:03 PM
      I've never been successful with coleus plants!!  Maybe ask Master Gardeners about soil - though I believe dirt to be resilient.  There is still time for awesome zinnias!!

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/12/2019 6:10 PM
    Chateau Faire Lepont is the only restaurant in Wen/E.Wen that serves sustainable sea food.  They will get more of my business especially since their food is yummy.

  • Verna Zuttermeister 5/12/2019 8:57 AM
    Don't have my herb garden planted yet.  I'll do it today and hope for the best.  It was good last year.  Happy Mother's Day to all.  For some a day of remembrance