April 3 - April 24, 2019

Bill Berger

CYAGHG

"Inspire love and respect for our one home which leads to action"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 235 Total

Challenges

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

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Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

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.

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Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

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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).

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Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

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  • Bill Berger 3/12/2019 2:31 PM
    Thanks for volunteering to be co-captain Anita!
  • 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?

    Bill Berger 3/11/2019 11:47 AM
    The effects of reducing the carbon emissions is the main driver as I think about transitioning but there are others. For one, in the Pacific Northwest anyway, we're able to leverage the largely renewable (~80%) energy mix resulting in even less CO2 emissions. Another benefit that comes to mind is that it reduces demand on hard to recover oil which involves higher environmental risks (such as spills for offshore and arctic drilling) and total environmental destruction in the case of tar sands recovery. Upon reaching peak oil, these harder to obtain sources of oil will be what we have to work with. Best to get off it now.

  • Bill Berger 2/18/2019 10:17 AM
    Excited to see you guys join up! The last one of these I did, a few of the challenges turned into long term behavior changes and I'm hopeful that we'll see the same with this challenge. You can start making your action plan early if you'd like by clicking on the 'complete actions assessment'. Be sure to click the 'I already do/did this' button on the bottom of a given action if you're already kicking ass at this challenge. I could use a co-captain; if you're willing please email me and I'll get you added.