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January 2 - March 20, 2024

amy minato

Portland State University


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  • February 25 at 7:11 PM
    For my ecochallenge, I decided to use my car less and walk more. My goal was to walk about 5 miles a day and only use my car to get to campus. Portland itself is a pretty walkable city, especially on the eastside where I live. Jeff Speck's TED talk "The Walkable City" highlights how Portland in the 70's designed their city contrary to...
  • February 25 at 7:03 PM
    For my sixth Eco Challenge, I chose to support public transportation. I normally take the bus to class and work, but I drive to get groceries, run errands, etc. I live in a suburb, so walking is not practical, and riding the bus with a week’s worth of groceries in the rain is not an enjoyable experience. Because of that, I decided to make this...
  • February 25 at 6:38 PM
    For this week's challenge I chose to research and discuss local transportation justice issues with friends. Unsurpringly, I learned that the east side of Portland is underserved by Trimet. There are fewer transit routes and stops in neighborhoods on the east side of the Willamette River, which tend to be more marginalized and lower income...
  • February 24 at 1:16 PM
    Hello, everyone! Since this week was about transportation, I decided to look at the actions available under that category, and found I do most of them, already! Unfortunately, walking and biking longer distances is difficult for me due to health issues, but I minimize my carbon emissions by taking online classes (no commute to or from campus)...
  • February 24 at 12:42 PM
    I wasn't sure what to do for my eco challenge this week, as I don't have a car and walk or take public transit pretty much everywhere. But while I was contemplating what to do, one of my favorite video essayists posted a youtube video called "Why We Can’t Build Better Cities". It's an hour long, but I would really recommend it - it...
  • February 23 at 8:34 PM
    Today I called the PSU transportation center to ask about purchasing a Trimet permit for next term instead of a parking pass. I was informed that the permits are not yet available for spring term, so instead I mapped out the quickest route to and from school that doesn't involve a car. Instead of commuting via car to PSU or even driving my car...
  • February 22 at 12:57 PM
    the trimet has improved a lot these couple of years by posting a bus schedule now since it would be a code that you would have to look up to know when the bus is coming. I live by a trimet and max station in Clackamas, I would be able to pick up trash around and also trimet has a spot where theyre seating which is really nice instead of the one...
  • February 22 at 12:40 PM
    The main eco challenge I took on this week was to improve a bus stop. I initially thought I might decorate a stop in some way, which was unfortunately not something I could undertake in the short time I had. I take the bus everywhere daily and have a few stops I wait at regularly. One particular stop is smaller and used less, and for weeks this...
  • February 18 at 9:37 PM
    On Valentine's Day, my partner and I were heading out the door for a late lunch. All of a sudden, the fire alarm starts blaring as we are on our way to the parking garage. We have had a few false alarms go off in recent months with the ice and snow triggering them. For a moment, we thought it was going to be another drill and we would be fine...
  • February 18 at 9:11 PM
    Eco Challenge Report Five For my fifth Eco Challenge, I chose to go for a daily walk outside. It’s simple, but in the busy life of a college student that also has a demanding job, sometimes it can be hard to find time to simply take a walk outside (the rain certainly doesn’t help!). The difficult part of this process was to find time in...

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