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ORCA Austin

Team Orca

"nininininini"

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  • 460 Total

Participant Impact

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  • up to
    31,208
    minutes
    spent learning

ORCA's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 2400 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 2400 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 2400 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 2400 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 2400 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 2400 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 2400 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 7 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 1 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Materials Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but its carbon footprint may not be obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:58 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:58 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:58 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:58 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:58 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? How do they compare to other energy sources?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:58 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:56 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:56 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:56 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

    ORCA Austin's avatar
    ORCA Austin 2/26/2020 9:56 AM
    I learned a lot about this topic.