Skip to main content
April 3 - April 24, 2019

VM Anesthesiology Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Jeffrey Rouse's avatar
    Jeffrey Rouse 4/24/2019 5:43 PM
    This has been awesome! Way to go Virginia Mason teams!
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

    Katie Webster's avatar
    Katie Webster 4/24/2019 2:51 PM
    I actually Loved doing this. I usually grab a large dinner plate to put my food on. I started using my smaller plates which I think helped me get smaller portions

  • Katie Webster's avatar
    Katie Webster 4/24/2019 2:48 PM
    I loved the daily walking It challenged me to get out and walk during my lunch hours

  • Jeffrey Rouse's avatar
    Jeffrey Rouse 4/23/2019 8:32 PM
    Only one more day of the challenge! I need to make some of these changes sustainable....

  • Jeffrey Rouse's avatar
    Jeffrey Rouse 4/21/2019 10:52 AM
    Only a few days left in the challenge! Keep going strong everyone!
    Action Track: Social Justice Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Katie Webster's avatar
    Katie Webster 4/18/2019 3:27 PM
    Wipped down cleaned up around the bus stop in my neighborhood.
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Genna S.'s avatar
    Genna S. 4/16/2019 2:16 PM
    My vision of a sustainable community involves a mixture of solar, wind and geothermal energy sources. To accomplish this we need continued innovation and entrepreneurship to make sustainable energy sources viable, cheap, and easy to use.
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Christine Oryhan's avatar
    Christine Oryhan 4/11/2019 3:15 PM
    We waste a lot of food in our house because we have a toddler who doesn't eat everything on his place and it looks inedible after he is done with it. Nice to be able to compost it!

  • Katie Webster's avatar
    Katie Webster 4/10/2019 3:12 PM
    Great over cast walk during lunch today. 

    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Christine Oryhan's avatar
    Christine Oryhan 4/09/2019 8:02 PM
    I typically use single use coffee cups at work but I didn't feel that bad about it because they are compostable cups. BUT, they are still single use and I have my own mugs, so I plan on using those when possible instead.