April 4 - April 25, 2018
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Mari Bishop

Illinois Green Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 554 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made

Challenges

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Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will support women-owned businesses when I shop this month.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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One-Time Challenge

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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.

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One-Time Challenge

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Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate one or more Femme Kits to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

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One-Time Challenge

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Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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One-Time Challenge

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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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One-Time Challenge

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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.

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One-Time Challenge

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Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

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

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One-Time Challenge

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Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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One-Time Challenge

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Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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One-Time Challenge

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Electricity Generation

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

#48 In-Stream Hydro, #76 Micro Wind, #78 Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

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One-Time Challenge

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

    Mari Bishop 4/18/2018 9:52 AM
    Cool true story book recommendation attached to wind energy (and micro-turbines): The boy who harvested the wind!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Mari Bishop 4/13/2018 7:13 AM
    Silvopasture makes sense, seems like a slam-dunk for almost all kinds of farming and the environment! 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Tour a Green Roof
    What did you learn on your green roof tour?

    Mari Bishop 4/11/2018 6:59 AM
    Isn't it great when something beautiful can also be so very useful and displays its importance in so many different ways?
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries
    What are other ways in which developing countries without the same infrastructure as developed nations can bypass old ways of doing things for cleaner and more environmentally friendly technologies?

    Mari Bishop 4/09/2018 6:52 AM
    A friend in Germany works with the startup I donated to. They get solar technology for everyday, basic necessities to needing communities in developing countries 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers
    In what other ways could you help girls overcome health barriers to being able to attend school?

    Mari Bishop 4/06/2018 7:31 AM
    All the little things we take for granted. It feels great to help those who struggle with basic needs.

  • Mari Bishop 4/05/2018 1:02 PM
    Chugging along and checking off boxes!

    • Liz Kuehn 4/11/2018 9:17 AM
      Keep up the great work, Mari!  You're #2 for points on team Illinois Green Alliance :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    Now that you know the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates, how will you view expiration dates differently?

    Mari Bishop 4/05/2018 1:01 PM
    I brushed up reading on this but it is something I knew before, and have tried to preach to all my close relationships!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. What kind of investment seems most feasible for you?

    Mari Bishop 4/05/2018 1:00 PM
    Incredibly interesting and helped me better understand the more applicable aspects of projects involving this energy source - which I am involved with through work
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass techonology before this? What did you learn that surprised you? Share this with your friends!

    Mari Bishop 4/05/2018 12:59 PM
    Definitely a great resource, and a brilliant way of merging nature with human development!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Mari Bishop 4/05/2018 12:58 PM
    Continue getting involved in helping others in our communities to become more energy efficient!