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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Melissa Martin

NW Natural

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 944 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    375
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    835
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    54
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Melissa's Actions

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Be the Change at NW Natural

NW Natural has an active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council and Employee Resource Groups. -Explore DEI at NW Natural -Participate in the Be the Change Challenge -and or Volunteer with a community-based organization focused on creating a more just and sustainable world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Strategic Energy Management @ NW Natural

As a member of the Strategic Energy Management program, NW Natural is working to reduce its energy consumption. Submit one idea about how NW Natural facilities could save energy or be better environmental stewards to SEEC at (seec@nwnatural.com).

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

Do at Home

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Melissa Martin's avatar
    Melissa Martin 10/25/2021 3:37 PM
    We are so close to reaching 10,000 points! 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Melissa Martin 10/22/2021 3:24 PM
    This helped me finish my book! 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Melissa Martin 10/22/2021 3:23 PM
    There were few actions I could take to significantly reduce my footprint. Flights per year contributes quite a lot. It would be helpful for the calculator to calculate the size of your living space. I have a feeling the results would change. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host a Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

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    Melissa Martin 10/22/2021 3:21 PM
    I learned so many things about different kinds of pollinators especially the various native species of bees. I had no idea how different many of them were from one another. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Melissa Martin 10/14/2021 8:50 AM
    availability and access to fresh water is probably the most urgent issue and one that does not get nearly enough attention in comparison with say CO2 emissions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Melissa Martin 10/07/2021 11:43 AM
    walking through the neighborhoods, playing with the dogs in the park 

  • Melissa Martin's avatar
    Melissa Martin 10/06/2021 8:51 AM
    Good Morning team NW Natural! Excited you have joined this year's challenge - Let's have some fun while learning and creating new habits!