October 2 - October 23, 2019

Valerie Sorenson

Lake Forest Academy

"Working on cultivating daily practices to lower my impact on the environment."

Points Total

  • 43 Today
  • 83 This Week
  • 645 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    48
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    380
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Valerie Sorenson 10/22/2019 6:26 AM
    My kids always use washable water bottles so we don't have to buy disposable ones. 

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/22/2019 6:25 AM
    I used a reusable bag to replace a plastic shopping bag. I love it because it's washable and folds up into a tiny ball.

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/22/2019 6:24 AM
    I'm glad that our community is widely participating in an event to raise awareness for the environment. 

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/21/2019 11:08 AM
    Another day without single-use, disposable products!

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/20/2019 7:49 AM
    We have been using sweaters to delay turning on our heat as long as possible.

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/20/2019 7:48 AM
    My whole family is using water bottles today! 🙌

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/20/2019 7:47 AM
    My whole family is using water bottles today! 🙌

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/17/2019 8:02 AM
    I thought about buying coffee to go on my way to school but instead opted to make coffee here so I could use a reusable mug. 

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/16/2019 1:45 PM
    I haven’t used a single disposable product today. I’m hoping to keep up this trend throughout the eco challenge. 

  • Valerie Sorenson 10/15/2019 3:26 PM
    I bought produce this weekend and used boxes to carry it to my car and house to avoid using disposable bags 🙌