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Michelle Wong

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    meatless or vegan meals
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Michelle's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 112
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

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 32
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Use fan rather than air conditioning

Switch to fan to replace air conditioning for at least 6 hours a day. It's super hot in Hong Kong and with everyone staying home most apartment units turn on their air conditioning.

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay home and not travel at all

We should stay home and keep social distance during COVID-19 times anyway. By committing to stay home I can eliminate not just reduce unnecessary travels.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Michelle Wong 12/13/2020 6:01 PM
    Finally got a chance to wear this sustainable jacket for a morning walk as it's getting cooler in Hong Kong.   I passed by the Alexander Grantham fireboat this morning.  Unfortunately we're in the middle of Wave 4 of COVID so the fireboat (museum) is closed.  Alexander Grantham (fireboat) - Wikipedia  

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      Michelle Wong 1/04/2021 3:50 PM
      Thanks, Cindy!  Happy New year to you, too!  Wishing you all the best for the New Year.  

    • Cindy Godwin's avatar
      Cindy Godwin 1/04/2021 1:16 AM
      Jacket looks great Michelle! And interesting to learn about the fireboat. Fingers crossed for your move out of Wave 4 as quickly as possible. Wishing you a healthy new year and moments of joy and gratitude. 

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    Michelle Wong 11/15/2020 10:57 PM
    I went shopping for a winter sports jacket last night and learnt that some brands had started to use eco-friendly materials.  I ended up picking a couple Superdry padded jackets that used recycled polyster (rPET) for the polyester fill.  On average, 10 plastic bottles are utilised in each Superdry padded jacket.  It's great to look fashionable and be eco-friendly at the same time.

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      Michelle Wong 11/23/2020 4:58 PM
      Certainly, Cindy!  I will wear the jacket and post a picture when I'm out next time.  :)

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      Paula Day 11/20/2020 2:06 PM
      Thanks for sharing! I'd like to investigate this brand.

    • Cindy Godwin's avatar
      Cindy Godwin 11/17/2020 1:25 PM
      Sounds great. Can we see a picture of you in one of your jackets? Maybe when you are on another walk? Love the one you posted last week; helps me to feel like I am ‘visiting’ new places and ‘meeting up’ with colleagues, while keeping our carbon footprint low ;-)

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    Michelle Wong 10/26/2020 1:11 AM
    I came across some good tips on how to save electricity at home and would like to share with everyone.  Note that the savings estimated on the website are in Canadian dollars.  :)
    https://www.bchydro.com/powersmart/residential/savings-and-rebates/everyday-electricity-saving-tips.html?WT.mc_id=rd_21tips


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    Michelle Wong 10/04/2020 5:46 PM
    I came across this old article from Reader's Digest when I was looking for energy saving ideas.  I was shocked to hear "Roughly 50 devices and appliances in the typical American home are always drawing power, even when they’re not being actively used." 

    https://www.rd.com/article/wasting-electricity/  

    After reading this, I just unplugged my devices at home that are used only rarely!



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    Michelle Wong 8/30/2020 9:58 AM
    I try to cook all meals at home during COVID.  And when I order take-out, I try to order from restaurants that use paper packaging rather than plastic packaging.

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    Michelle Wong 8/10/2020 2:15 AM
    I have decided to turn on the fan rather than air conditioning when I work from home.