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Niamh Bratrude

South Whidbey Cougars-LaVassar

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 506 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    100
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    25
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,505
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    50
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,293
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    11
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    66
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    12
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    12
    hours
    volunteered

Niamh's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 12 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Choose Better Wood Products

Forest Protection

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 2400 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 1212 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 50 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 50 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Launch a Recycling Program

Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 6 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 1212 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 113 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”

Planet Money recently interviewed the co-founders of Tradewater to learn about the dangerous impact that old refrigerants have on our environment. I will listen to the podcast to learn more about this necessary solution in fighting a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will visit Tradewater’s website to learn more about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn about the impact of old refrigerants

I will spend 1000 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links provided

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

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 10 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 500 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

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 50 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 180 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 180 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 100 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Offset for climate justice

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

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