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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Ruth Llanes

NW Natural

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 906 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    83
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    666
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated
  • up to
    0.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    835
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    385
    minutes
    spent learning

Ruth's Actions

Nourishing Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste, excess carbon and save money by planning my daily and weekly menus so that I only purchase the ingredients needed.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

NW Natural Energy Team and Strategic Energy Management

Did you know that NW Natural has our own Energy Team? Check out the Strategic Energy Management (SEM) page on the Hub and provide one energy saving suggestion in the reflection question section of this action. (Note: The SEM information is on a tab on the SEEC page. )

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

NW Natural's Be the Change Challenge

Check out the Be The Change Challenge in Virgin Pulse and share one thing you learned in the reflection question section of this action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Support Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Whether by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support initiatives in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. digital/virtual attendance, vacation without air travel).

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Track My Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases and identify my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Repair a Broken Item

I will repair at least one item that is broken, but is repairable. This might be items like garden tools, sewing machine, small appliances, electronics, clothing, and more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 15 minutes learning about palm oil, coffee, cocoa, and other products known to contribute to deforestation, and replace or remove them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Explore My Area

Each day, I will spend 20 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, which might include a park, water body, trail, etc.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Take Shorter Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute or less showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) per day typically spent inside and often with electronics with quality time outside walking, exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, observing nature, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption NW Natural Energy Team and Strategic Energy Management
    How can NW Natural save energy in our buildings and facilities?

    Ruth Llanes's avatar
    Ruth Llanes 10/24/2022 8:00 AM
    On sunny days or majority of summer, instead of having the motion lights, maybe just having them off and use natural lights, especially at areas where there's huge windows. I've been in HQ by myself at times and the lights were all on even though there's no one else and nothing is moving. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Ruth Llanes's avatar
    Ruth Llanes 10/05/2022 10:59 AM
    This is surprising. I'd rather use that money to pay student loans. 
  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption Track My Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Ruth Llanes's avatar
    Ruth Llanes 10/05/2022 10:56 AM
    I noticed that I tend to purchase things for my newborn.