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Betsy Bickel

ERUUF 2021

"My mission is to learn to live lightly on the Earth and to leave the world better than I found it. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,026 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    123
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3,390
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    9
    trees
    planted

Betsy's Actions

Electricity

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 53
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn About Drawdown Solutions

I will watch the introductory video on Drawdown Solutions with Dr. Elizabeth Bagley of Project Drawdown. This excellent presentation provides a primer on how Drawdown solutions reverse greenhouse gas emissions and shares stories of congregations and groups putting solutions into action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHoA25g1tys

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 58
DAILY 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 57
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 4 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 30 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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