April 4 - April 25, 2018
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Hilarie Bowman

Transition Town Milton keynes

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 445 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made

Challenges

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Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

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One-Time Challenge

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Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

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One-Time Challenge

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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.

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One-Time Challenge

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Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

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Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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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.

Uncompleted
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Choose Better Wood Products

#38 Forest Protection

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

#80 Retrofitting

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out if my city, region, or state offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

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Express My Support

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

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Upgrade My Windows

#31 Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 3 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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Explore Other Food Solutions

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I will spend at least 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

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Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will buy from organic and local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 2 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

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

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Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to Cool Effect's cookstove projects or another nonprofit that installs clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

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Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 5 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Express My Support
    What do you like most about biking in your city? What would you like to improve?

    Hilarie Bowman 7/10/2018 3:02 PM
    My city has a lot of bike routes away from traffic so it is pleasant and easy to get around by bike even if there are some bridges that are a bit steep to get up to.

  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

    Hilarie Bowman 7/10/2018 3:00 PM
    Women have given birth to their children and have the instinct to nurture them and cooperate with others to nourish their children growing up.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/21/2018 12:54 AM
    I relate to people who are caring for the environment and organic farmers and growers and feel we are a sub-group within the general population.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/15/2018 3:17 PM
    I found out that rice doesn't need to be grown in flooded paddy fields and that if the rice fields are drained even just once during the growth of the crop then methane emissions are reduced considerable
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/13/2018 2:11 PM
    That's easy for potatoes I have nearly always cooked them in their skins. Broccoli stalks cook up well too.  When I buy vegetables eg lettuce eaing it on the day I buy it means the outer leaves don't go off.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/11/2018 3:43 AM
    WHSmith sells Woodland trust paper which though it is not using recycled paper it does have some good green credentials. Its assessment of the resources used to make the paper is based on the whole lifecycle from trees to waste  and trees are planted to match the CO2 produced in the paper's manufacture. Each pack sold means 5p to Woodland trust which is a start but should be at least 25p in my opinion. If you buy 3 reams they cost £4.33 each. (For comparison The Works paper is £4 a ream )
    Happy to share 3 reams if you only want one ream at a time.
    Forests provide me with Brazil Nuts and oxygen and habitat for many species which makes me feel happy.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. In what ways can you support your closest regenerative agriculture farm?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/09/2018 4:31 PM
    I can support the countryside restoration trust http://www.countrysiderestorationtrust.com/ and go and visit their Farm in Barton Cambridgshire.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/09/2018 3:55 PM
    Civil rights must include women as equal partners in all enterprises. Access to family planning allows women to take part in civil life at the times when they want to.
  • 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?

    Hilarie Bowman 4/05/2018 2:36 PM
    Yes, and in the UK Knepp farm in Kent is a rewilding example with cattle, pigs and deer amongst the trees. https://knepp.co.uk/ the biggest advantage is the build up of organic matter in the mostly undisturbed soil and the return of natural wild-life and less intensive animal husbandry

  • Hilarie Bowman 4/04/2018 9:10 AM
    I have read Drawdown and think it is the best book so far in listing solutions for global warming problems. However to reduce CO2 implies people taking actions. This challenge is a good way to spur me into action plus I can join in with others who are keen to help and/or have a competitive streak.