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Heather Robinson

WC Community Team - everyone welcome

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 258 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Heather's Actions

Materials

LEARN MORE ABOUT PLASTICS IN THE WASTE STREAM

The history of recycling programs is complex. Much of the confusion about what is and isn't recyclable started decades ago. Take some time time to learn about the evolution of plastic recycling efforts. Click 'learn more' for suggested videos and articles.

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One-Time Action

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Learn more about plastics in the waste stream

The history of recycling programs is complex. Much of the confusion about what is and isn't recyclable started decades ago. Take some time time to learn about the evolution of plastic recycling efforts. Click 'learn more' for suggested videos and articles.

Completed
One-Time Action

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Protect our watershed - learn and do

The Tualatin watershed is crucial to our community's well-being. Learn more about the conservation and restoration activities of the past and present that are ensuring the health of our watershed. Pick an action from the following options: 1) Switch to organic or slow-release fertilizers, 2) Replace a non-permeable surface with a permeable one, 3) Always pick up after pets (if you notice a location, park, or greenspace with a pet waste problem, find a way to improve the disposal infrastructure), 4) Plant tough/hardy plants that require little or no extra water/fertilizer, 5) Use roof water or greywater in the garden instead of having it run directly to the street or down the drain.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

Electric Bicycles

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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Support pollinators

Take an action to support our planet's pollinators. Learn about bees and butterflies. Make your yard more attractive to pollinators by planting native plants or reducing chemicals. Sign up for the Backyard Habitats Certification program. Share what you've learned.

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One-Time Action

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Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Heather Robinson 6/02/2020 11:48 AM
    Good afternoon! Although the Washington County Ecochallenge event is over, you can still use the Ecochallenge platform to keep working on your actions and learning about new topics. Washington County will likely start up the Ecochallenge again next year, so if you'd like to remain on this team, but no longer want to receive notifications or emails, you can adjust your preferences in your profile. You also have the option to remove yourself from this event altogether and still keep your profile by clicking "Please Remove me from this event" at the bottom of your profile.

    Take care and we hope to see you next year!
    Heather

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    Heather Robinson 5/29/2020 1:47 PM

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    Heather Robinson 5/11/2020 3:15 PM
    I finally did it! I had switched up my banking last year and kept forgetting to set my preferences to paperless. It only took 5 minutes to finally sort it out today. I had been keeping all the documents and letters in a folder the last 6 months - and it weighed over 3 lbs for just that institution. I'm going to save my unwanted mail in a folder for the next couple months and see what other things are left to 'opt out' of.