Sara Campagna

The Carbon Killers

"Knowledge is power, small changes add up to make a big impact!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,103 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    174
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    48
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    38
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    15
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate 2 Femme Kit(s) to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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).

Completed
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.

Completed
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.

Completed
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.

Completed
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.

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

Feed


  • Sara Campagna 1/30/2020 9:04 PM
    This link might work better!
    https://www.rachelcarr.com/instant-pot-lentil-taco-meat/


  • Sara Campagna 1/30/2020 9:03 PM
    I made this recipe tonight and wanted to share. It's a super versatile lentil "taco meat" that is super easy to throw together.  It even got the approval of my non-lentil loving family. Win-win-win!!!
    https://www.pinterest.com/offsite/?token=493-115&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rachelcarr.com%2Finstant-pot-lentil-taco-meat%2F&pin=443252788328278727&client_tracking_params=CwABAAAAEDM2OTY4NTY2MTc2NDkwMzAGAAMAAQA&aux_data=%7B%7D
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Sara Campagna 1/30/2020 9:01 PM
    Historically, we have primarily only eaten seafood that my husband has either caught or we've harvested, with the exception of sushi every now and then. I stopped buying shrimp many years ago after learning about the negative impacts, so I would say that in general, we do the best we can staying within the advised guidelines. Fish is our primary source of protein, although sadly the fishing has gone downhill rapidly in the past couple years and we no longer have the surplus we used to. 
  • 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?

    Sara Campagna 1/30/2020 8:47 PM
    I've started a to put food scraps into a container in the freezer and will make veggie broth out of them once enough has been collected, then compost. I've also started to use the tops of some veggies (beets, carrots, radishes) in smoothies. Some are tastier than others but rumor is that there's a lot of nutrients in them!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

    Sara Campagna 1/30/2020 8:44 PM
    As Charles Massy stated, "If you damage one system, you damage them all." Everything is so interconnected and we cannot discount the impact that either healing or hurting the environment has on everything. Regenerative agriculture positively impacts the community by increasing the health of the land while minimizing the negative effects of corporate farming, and thus the crops, nutrient density of the foods, the health of the people consuming it. 
  • 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?

    Sara Campagna 1/30/2020 8:29 PM
    I had no idea what silvopasture was before. It seems as though the biggest advantage is reducing the carbon footprint and maintaining the health of the land. It's troubling that only 1% of farms in the US are doing it. Hopefully with more education this can change. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Sara Campagna 1/28/2020 10:24 AM
    I didn't realize everything that palm oil was in, including beauty products. Thankfully, I don't use any that were on the list and I eat little processed foods. They are so sneaky putting it in things with different names! So thankful for the education. I don't drink coffee and very rarely have meat, dairy and eggs, but I do love some good chocolate! I have always looked for fair trade, shade grown and organic when buying chocolate but now I'll look for the little green frog signaling a Rainforest alliance certified product. When I do buy meat, dairy and eggs, I'll be even more diligent about sourcing and knowing what they're being fed.

    • Kimberly Wasserman 1/28/2020 7:10 PM
      I am on a quest to find the little green frog on chocolate chips too.  I couldn't find one at shop-n-cart, though I did see a brand that claimed to be environmentally friendly and fair trade.  Have you found the frog on any specific brands in town?  
  • 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?

    Sara Campagna 1/28/2020 10:17 AM
    Walkable/biking friendly, no single use plastics, charging stations for electric cars, city wide composting (like recycle/garbage pickup), increased healthy vegan/vegetarian options for eating out, increased farmer's market offerings on weekends, solar on all businesses/residences, grey water systems in place, community education, increased physical movement and outdoor education for kids in schools, and active community opportunities. There is a lot of policy that would need to change in order to make this a reality and I'm sure increased incentives and a whole lot of education. 

  • Sara Campagna 1/28/2020 10:10 AM
    Even on days I forget to check in I'm still implementing so many of the challenges in my day to day. It might not make for a win for our team but it's a win for the environment!

  • Sara Campagna 1/26/2020 12:54 PM
    I am so appreciative of the amount of information that’s provided in each challenge that makes completing these challenges so feasible and educational.