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October 1 - October 31, 2023

OSB Sustainable Future Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Kim Sherman's avatar
    Kim Sherman 10/31/2023 10:10 AM
    Well, I have not sold my truck, yet. I do have a strong nibble on it, though.

    I bought this truck in November 2002, brand new. We choose her because at the time, Toyota Tundras were the top rated truck in that class for off-center, head-on crashes, and our teenage son was about to be a licensed driver. The accident that resulted in the highest death of teenage boy drivers was the off-center, head-on crash, and we kinda wanted to protect the boy. He was never in an accident, but it was nice feeling that he was somewhat protected.

    The truck's name is "Bertha" and she has served me well for 21 years. When I sell her, I will take public transit for most trips, a ride-sharing service for late night or early morning trips, and a rental car for trips not easily serviced by bus or train. I'll miss the convenience of my own vehicle, but I will not miss the insurance, upkeep, and $100 to fill it with fossil fuels.

    When I can afford a vehicle again, it will be an electric.
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use More Fruits And Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Sara Butcher's avatar
    Sara Butcher 10/27/2023 9:43 AM
    I have more energy and feel better when I consume more fruits and vegetables

  • Kim Sherman's avatar
    Kim Sherman 10/25/2023 9:20 AM
    One of my goals is to find a 100+ acre parcel with a year-round stream or bordering a river. I plan to be "off grid" with wind, solar, and water-generated electricity. Geothermal heating and cooling are a component of that goal.

  • Diane Henkels's avatar
    Diane Henkels 10/24/2023 12:33 AM
    I'm not clear on why my check ins are not more than 10--seems I've had several, and so I'll check because that's part of the challenge!

  • Diane Henkels's avatar
    Diane Henkels 10/24/2023 12:31 AM
    Everyone should at least sign into the Oregon Travel to learn more re their habits in a way to give some solid data to the decision makers in transportation. I joined the eco challenge to take just the kind of time I'm taking now to do the challenge and to share the actions -- and share to information!

  • Alex Wall's avatar
    Alex Wall 10/23/2023 9:05 AM
    Signed up for community solar through the Arcadia web interface. If you live in Oregon, you can sign up here: . I will get at least 5% off my bill and know that my home is powered by solar.

  • Diane Henkels's avatar
    Diane Henkels 10/19/2023 1:11 PM
    I signed up for the Oregon Travel Study and downloaded the app on my phone.
    Industry Green My Job
    What actions will you take to green your job?

    Kim Sherman's avatar
    Kim Sherman 10/16/2023 5:49 PM
    My home and my office focus on eliminating plastics and styrofoam. We specifically seek out items that are packaged in recyclable containers.

  • Diane Henkels's avatar
    Diane Henkels 10/15/2023 12:45 AM
    I shared today re the Siletz Tribal Run to the Rogue that is a commemoration of Siletz Tribal ancestors who were forcibly removed from their homeland in the Rogue River Country and marched north to Siletz.

  • Sara Butcher's avatar
    Sara Butcher 10/13/2023 9:55 AM
    Meatless meals make me feel better and give me more energy.