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Manatee Aaron

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"I am here to attempt to balance the use of fossil fuels and to help grow back the millions of trees humanity has destroyed."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 695 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    85
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    110
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    220
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    110
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    615
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    19
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    671
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    50
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    10
    hours
    volunteered

Manatee's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Advocate for Wetland Protection

Coastal Wetland Protection

I will write 2 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or representative to advocate for policies that protect wetlands.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 10 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Tour a Green Roof

Green and Cool Roofs

I will set up a visit or a virtual tour of a green roof in my city, and ask about the codes and process for installing a green roof.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 25 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 6:39 AM
    No I cannot because coronavirus
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 6:39 AM
    It has affected me by being
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 6:38 AM
    It is much more stimulating
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Tour a Green Roof
    What did you learn on your green roof tour?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 5:19 AM
    I learnt that green roofs are that they can be farms.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Restore Wetlands
    How do wetlands differ from other ecosystems -- both in the services they offer and in your personal experience of them?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 5:19 AM
    Wetlands are home to many animals. 

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Advocate for Wetland Protection
    Why is it important to protect wetlands?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 5:17 AM
    Not polluting in animal habitats.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 5:08 AM
    I am hoping that they understand the threatrs of climate change as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 5:08 AM
    I can turn off the lights in the part of my house that i'm not in.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint
    What else can you do to hold your organization accountable to implement sustainable practices?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/24/2021 5:07 AM
    I can show organizations the bad things that happen when things aren't done sustainably.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Manatee Aaron 2/22/2021 6:38 AM
    I would rather us this money in