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Tara Richard

NW Natural - HQ

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 521 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    10
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    6
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    29
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Tara's Actions

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch & Learn: Environmental and Social Justice

Climate change and other systems such as racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, and our political and economic structures in our world are intimately connected. I will watch at least 2 of the videos/podcast episodes to learn about environmental/climate justice.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Wellness & Environmental Justice on Screen

Watch 2 or more talks, documentaries, films about how wellness and environmental justice go hand in hand. Short films in "Learn More". Suggested longer films available via streaming services: -Game Changers (2019) -Happy (2011) -Minimalist (2016) -No Impact Man (2009) -Sustainable (2016) -Forks Over Knives (2011) -Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017) -Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead (2010)

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Yoga for a Better World

Join the Wellness Team for Virtual Yoga. Join live during the weekly yoga session or practice on your own using the recorded sessions.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Buildings

Lights Out/ Turn it Off

Reduce energy use by doing simple actions such as turning the lights off when you are the last to leave a room, using smart power strips, and turning off small appliances around your desk when not in use. At Home or a NW Natural Location we encourage you to: -Turn the lights off when you leave a room. Don't forget those little desk lamps! -Turn off TVs when no one is watching -Close bay doors if the heat or A/C is on -Alert SEEC and or facilities if you are notice light sensors not working properly

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Less We Can

Peruse our external Less We Can site at http://lesswecan.com/ Learn about all of the ways NW Natural is trying to reduce our carbon foot print. For those who do not interact with customers on a regular basis, this is also a great opportunity to see how we communicate our goals to an outside audience.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Tara Richard's avatar
    Tara Richard 11/06/2020 2:21 PM
    Happy Friday all! Keep up the good work!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Lights Out/ Turn it Off
    Is this a new habit for you? Have you noticed anything around NWN that we could improve on for energy savings?

    Tara Richard's avatar
    Tara Richard 11/04/2020 11:45 AM
    I do my best to keep lights and other equipment turned off/unplugged when not in use. And encourage others to do so as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Tara Richard's avatar
    Tara Richard 10/28/2020 4:51 PM
    Instead of using one time use straws, I have a metal one for boba and one for regular drinks. And a reusable water bottle to avoid plastic bottles

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    Tara Richard 10/27/2020 8:20 AM
    Tomorrow is the big day!