April 3 - April 24, 2019

robert beck

Alter Eco

"It is in my interest and our interest that we take climate change seriously. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,696 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    29
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    516
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Land Use

Choose Better Wood Products

#38 Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

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

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

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 5 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 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 4 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.94 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 10 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Tour a Green Roof

#73 Green Roofs

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • robert beck 4/24/2019 5:29 PM
    Fun challenge. Thinking about the challenge daily drives home the number of things we can do to effect climate change.

  • robert beck 4/23/2019 2:44 PM
    Let's finish strong by completing daily challenges and the incorporating many of our new habits into our daily life.

  • robert beck 4/19/2019 5:25 PM
    Working with team member today to tackle a new challenge-silvopasture.

  • robert beck 4/18/2019 12:30 PM
    Why join the challenge? Climate change is the most important challenge of our time. Learning to interact with our environment in a sustainable manner that mutually supports all our ecosystems is a best practice in terms of survival for all.  Choosing actions is a way to engage.

  • robert beck 4/18/2019 12:10 PM
    Given our carbon dependent economy, we need to serially invest time, money and commitment into sustainable carbon free strategies that allow for existing ecosystems to survive and thrive.

  • robert beck 4/15/2019 11:25 PM
    There are a number of items each of us can do to affect co2 emissions, these items are doable daily and when done by huge numbers of us causes a meaningful impact with regard to co2 emissions, thus, we collectively can affect markets and can affect our environment to the benefit of ourselves and our heirs.



  • robert beck 4/14/2019 1:25 AM
    Ok everybody, the atmospheric co2 increased today as the use of carbon containing energy products continues to be used as the way to get work done. What to do? Engage inthis challenge, engage in a low/no carbon future, vow to challenge the status quo and the status quo will change. We can use new /proven ideas to renew our home/our world but we must educate/innovate/actuate.
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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    robert beck 4/12/2019 7:34 PM
    1. repose/peace.
    2. non timber products.
    3. eco tourism.
    4. bio diversity.
    5. erosion control.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

    robert beck 4/12/2019 7:20 PM
    1. save money.
    2. place heat/cooling controls on my phone via app.
    3. respond to local weather.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    robert beck 4/10/2019 7:01 PM
    1. a sustainable water future requires matching supply to water use. Understanding potential water sources/costs/impacts creates insight into possible supply. Researching water uses and ways of reducing use, recycling and re-using water can lead to insight regarding efficient water uses thereby extending supply.
    2. a comprehensive program of water research, water policy based on best practices, water security and sustainability practices will direct a community in the best direction given your unique location/challenges.