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Mandy Baily

2020 RECYCLE BREVARD

Points Total

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  • 284 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Mandy's Actions

Land Use

Watershed and Wetlands

I will use my current graduate certificate course to learn about and implement (as feasible) more water conservation initiatives in my home and community. I will include my children on what I am learning and encourage them to take part in my homework activities such as household water use estimates and increased rainwater harvesting.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Block House Heat Reduction

I am increasing passive shade with natives and food producing plants around my home. It's an old block house that quickly traps the sun's heat with direct sun exposure!

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Solar Explorations

I will, with my kids, explore potential uses of solar for things we already use in our household (i.e., rechargeable battery recharger - do they exist? can we create one from our current electric one?)

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Mandy Baily 5/18/2020 1:04 PM
    As suspected, today's approach of going fully-online - aside from an occasional face to face or event meet-up - with our group went over well...it is afterall a group focused on sustainability;) 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

    Mandy Baily's avatar
    Mandy Baily 5/02/2020 6:45 AM
    The Covid-19 pandemic's toilet paper rush has inspired me to use washable cloth scraps as toilet paper for wiping after peeing. After over a decade of cloth diapering my kids, this is no problem at all! It saves a fair amount of tp for poop-only use. 

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    Mandy Baily 4/30/2020 10:29 AM
    I am acquainting myself with this site and the challenges to come...looking forward to supporting the team, learning more, and implementing some practical changes with my family.