Jesse Becerra Jr.

Climate Action NWI

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 35 This Week
  • 834 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    39
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    17
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    4
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    55,830
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 75 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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Biochar

I will create biochar as an soil amendment rich in carbon

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 4 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/29/2019 9:12 PM
    Daily walks, eating vegan, from the garden,  daily ,thanks to this challenge! Feels good!

    • Kathy Sipple 10/30/2019 1:33 AM
      I saw your beautiful photo you posted on Facebook of your harvest from your garden. Love it!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/29/2019 9:08 PM
    Swapping in led daylights  in the garage , there is  much better visibility. Only 1.08$/year.  Hopefully continue swapping in LED daylight which  are closer to the natural light spectrum.
  • 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!

    Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/24/2019 11:30 PM
    I had not heard of biomass before  the challenge. Residues from forests, urban forests, mills and crops can create energy. I was surprised to learn there are alt energy technologies in our area at
    https://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=IN
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/24/2019 7:45 PM
    The coffee, cocoa, and Palm oil depletes forest and habitat including the oragatang. Choosing Rainforest alliance products with the green frog will reduce the negative impact. Choosing to drink something else entirely (herbal teas) might increase the positive impact

    • Kathy Sipple 10/25/2019 12:04 AM
      I'm going to look at this challenge in the coming week. I am pretty hooked on coffee. I can try to be better about sourcing it more carefully. Thanks again for your active and inspirational participation in this challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/23/2019 12:37 AM
    I' m on crutches so I can really slow down to notice trees   of the neighborhood. Trees,green spaces, and wildflowers  make walks more enjoyable. I hope to plant oaks I started from acorns and share with my neighbor s so we can canopy cooling street. Benches are always good to enjoy nature!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/23/2019 12:06 AM
    Planting trees with family for future food forest is an awesome experience. Stress relief,  healthy  food , and peaceful sanctuary. We planted roses, a cherry, a native alder, and hazelnuts.


    • Kathy Sipple 10/23/2019 3:45 AM
      Planting a food forest has been a long-time dream of mine. I've got a pretty small backyard, but even so we have some dwarf fruit trees, a serviceberry tree, several blueberry bushes and some blackberries, raspberries, goji berries, currants, etc. I'd love to learn more about your project!

  • Jesse Becerra Jr. 10/22/2019 10:34 PM
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z5WmTwRbur8

    • Ethyl Ruehman 10/23/2019 7:17 PM
      I love Rob Greenfield, he's definitely one of my favorite humans <3 

    • Kathy Sipple 10/23/2019 3:48 AM
      Rob Greenfield is so inspiring. I had a chance to hear him speak last year when he visited Valparaiso University! I have loved following his homegrown and foraged food experience.