February 27 - March 20, 2019

Joanna Cameron

Slinky

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,013 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    155
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Joanna's Actions

Waste

Become a Master Recycler/Composter

I will sign up for one of Pennsylvania Resource Council's workshops on composting, rainwater conservation, home health and other conservation topics.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

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

Nature

Try an Outdoor Recreational Activity

I will try paddling, camping, biking or another outdoor recreational activity

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant

I will use the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant finder to choose a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant when I dine out.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Sustainable Pittsburgh or another nonprofit

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

I will at least 15 minutesr esearching or test driving an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my family, for 10 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Joanna Cameron 3/20/2019 4:40 PM
    As the challenge comes to a close, I am incredibly thankful to have been a part of it. I am working toward a mostly plant-based diet and and have made multiple changes to the house and yard. I'm hoping that there is another challenge during warmer months so I can tackle more challenges! 

  • Joanna Cameron 3/19/2019 3:54 PM

  • Joanna Cameron 3/17/2019 2:17 PM
    Went to Giant Eagle today with my new re-useable produce bags. It caused quite a stir, and other people asked where I got them from. They were also so much easier to use! 

  • Joanna Cameron 3/14/2019 4:40 PM
    So many things to do outside in this amazing weather! I wish I could check off all of the nature challenges at once. 

  • Joanna Cameron 3/11/2019 4:58 PM
    We signed up to do a trash pickup over McCandless in a few weeks. #Trashtag

  • Joanna Cameron 3/10/2019 3:42 PM
    We went to see the Bald Eagle nest today in North Park. Loved experiencing nature in all its glory. The story of the bald eagle is a true ecological success story. 

  • Joanna Cameron 3/09/2019 8:52 PM
    I was happy to be grabbing a scoop a Millie's today and see that I was supporting a sustainable restaurant. 

  • Joanna Cameron 3/07/2019 7:43 PM
    Started using bar shampoo instead of liquid shampoo in order to reduce my plastic use. Advice: If you try this, initially rinse your hair with a baking soda solution to combat the effects of hard water on your hair. Otherwise your hair turns out sticky and waxy feeling.

  • Joanna Cameron 3/07/2019 7:10 PM
    Just booked a flight, and was pleased to see that United has a carbon offset program. It was so easy! Another one-time challenge checked off the list!

  • Joanna Cameron 3/05/2019 6:30 PM
    Eating vegetarian/vegan has been a fun challenge for me, and is something that I really can see myself  sticking with. I made vegetarian Shepard's pie (it used a bit of dairy) tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I didn't even miss the meat. It's a slow change to going plant-based, but I'm finding that it helps both my body and my mind.