ORCA Sophia

Team Orca

"Help save the environment! One little action can make a big difference!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 836 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted

Challenges

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).

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transport

CARPOOL

Carpool every day for at least one week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

GO ORGANIC

I will eat organic foods to help the environment. Organic farming is better for the environment because organic farming reduces pollution, conserves water, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility, and uses less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 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

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • ORCA Sophia 2/23/2020 9:21 AM
    Did you know?
    Above 600000 deaths occur worldwide every year due to climate change. 95% of these deaths take place in developing countries

  • ORCA Sophia 2/21/2020 1:45 PM
    Did you know?
    Hurricanes, droughts and coral deaths are few of the natural disasters caused due to climate change

  • ORCA Sophia 2/20/2020 2:02 PM
    I re-purposed some used cardboard and made it into something cool
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    ORCA Sophia 2/20/2020 1:58 PM
    • REDUCE the amount of plastic or non-reusable containers is use
    • REUSE water bottles and bags
    • REFUSE plastic and instead use metal
    • REPAIR items that are broken and use it again instead of throwing it away
    • REPURPOSE and up-cycle old clothes, plastic, etc. and make it into something new

  • ORCA Sophia 2/20/2020 1:41 PM
    Did you know?
    Vehicles like cars and truck contribute to 20% of carbon emissions in the United States
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    ORCA Sophia 2/19/2020 12:46 PM
    A sustainable community should be a place where people want to live and work, now and in the future. They should meet the diverse needs of existing and future residents, are sensitive to their environment, and contribute to a high quality of life. 
    They could change the amount of CO2 levels so that we can have a environment healthy and good taken care of space.

  • ORCA Sophia 2/19/2020 12:33 PM
    Did you know?
    The golden Toad is the first species to go extinct due to climate change.

  • ORCA Sophia 2/18/2020 5:05 AM
    Climate Change is killing the earth!


  • ORCA Sophia 2/17/2020 10:44 AM
    Did you know?
    Around 15% of the carbon released in the environment is due to deforestation and change in use of land.

  • ORCA Sophia 2/16/2020 2:51 PM
    Did you know?
    The United States constitutes 5% of the world population and contributes to 22% of world’s carbon emission.