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June 1 - July 27, 2022

Capstone summer 22

Portland State University


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  • July 17 at 8:26 PM
    For my eighth eco-challenge, I planned out my garden for my backyard. I did some research about PNW native plants and what vegetables are best to sow in the summer. Next month I'm going to plant a food garden at one end of my backyard with lettuce, carrots, and broccoli. I will also have a flower garden with Globe gilia (gilia capitata),...
  • July 16 at 3:16 PM
    W4-Challenge 8 The last challenge!! Well not the final but the last of this class :( I went to a baseball game last week and brought my reusable bottle (as per usual). I went to ask if someone could refill my bottle and all the vendors refused. They claimed it was an issue w/ "cross-contamination" while not wearing a mask nor changing...
  • July 14 at 11:44 AM
    For this eco challenge, I decided to create a journal of ways to stay sustainable after this class ends. I have taken ideas, tips, and discussion from class and turned it into something I can always looks at when needing inspiration. Some of these ideas are shopping from companies that don't throw away 'weird looking' produce that is perfectly...
  • July 14 at 9:37 AM
    For this ecochallenge, I decided to say "no" to all the plastic bags for my groceries and all the plastic straws for my drinks this week. Before, I'd use plastic bags for my groceries without thinking twice. The only thing that bothered me about them was the $0.05 charge for each bag, but what should've bothered me more is the impact...
  • July 14 at 9:06 AM
    My challenge for this week was taking public transit instead of taking a car. I take public transit most of the time if I can help it, or I just walk. This was a bit different because the main thing I needed to travel to this week was our hike at Tryon Park. It was a trip on the longer side, around 2 1/2 to 3 hours. It was 88 miles in total...
  • July 14 at 5:41 AM
    For the final eco challenge I opted to participate in/create a sharing economy with friends and neighbors. I've probably said this eight times now but I'm moving here soon so we have a lot of furniture, cooking supplies, and other household items that we are looking to part with. In return for help moving we've been giving our friend's...
  • July 13 at 11:20 PM
    For my last eco-challenge, I decided on taking on a task I have been wanting to do for months but never really took the time and research necessary to take steps toward starting an eco-friendly garden. I have some indoor plants and I love looking after them. Though I live with my parents and they have a backyard with enough space to have a...
  • July 13 at 10:56 PM
    For my sixth eco-challenge, I decided to research some better transportation options. One solution is cycling. There is a local group called "The Street Trust"(, whose mission is to advocate for safe, accessible, equitable, zero carbon streets. Everything they do is about expanding transportation...
  • July 13 at 10:37 PM
    For eco challenge eight, I decided to  do an online energy audit for my apartment & identify the next steps to saving energy. I was pleasantly surprised to see that our apartment scored a 10. At first I thought I entered data wrong but I double checked and it was all correct. To preface, we have a 1 bedroom apartment and our bills are...
  • July 13 at 10:23 PM
    For my last eco-challenge, I decided to do an energy audit for my apartment. My total score was 8.6, which is not too bad, but there is always room for improvement. The website stated that I was among the top energy use performers over the last 12 months. This is great to hear because my husband and I are very cautious when it comes to not...

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