Sara Campagna

The Carbon Killers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 363 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    19
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

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

Action Track: Social Justice

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 75 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day or 450 gallons (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water a day or 330 gallons (1,230 L) a month by installing a toilet tank bank.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Uncompleted
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

Feed


  • Sara Campagna 1/19/2020 9:32 PM
    I love all the new info coming in and seeing all the different ways people are making an impact. I’m trying to get better about logging in but the takeaways that are coming from this challenge are so much bigger than just one competition. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    Sara Campagna 1/06/2020 8:38 PM
    I've never been one to waste food (often to the detriment of my waist...). Mostly I think of the amount of time/effort/energy it took to get food to my plate and feel bad wasting it. I also have so much guilt considering there are so many going hungry in other countries and we are able to just throw our food away. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Sara Campagna 1/06/2020 8:35 PM
    All of the above. I like knowing where my food is coming from and supporting local. Also, decreased transit time means more nutrients. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Sara Campagna 1/05/2020 9:21 PM
    Feeling really good on an all plant based diet.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

    Sara Campagna 1/05/2020 9:21 PM
    I have never been one to waste food but am also trying to tune into what my body actually needs. It's a win win!

  • Sara Campagna 1/05/2020 9:19 PM
    This challenge has inspired me to go vegan for the month :) 

    • Erin M 1/06/2020 10:11 AM
      Wow! Awesome! I can't wait to hear how you like it!