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Ashley Carlson

Fuel Me Up Bro

Points Total

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  • 356 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    11
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Ashley's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

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

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/25/2020 10:55 AM
    I have noticed that the weather has been very enjoyable. I think I would enjoy walking better if I lived more in the country. I don't live in the city but I would so much rather walk on long dirt roads.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/20/2020 4:37 PM
    Honestly I don't remember supporting any women-owned businesses in the past. But I can definitely search local women-owned businesses and either purchase things from them or make donations. 

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    Ashley Carlson 2/12/2020 8:21 AM
    i enjoyed reading about micro wind. It sucks that it is so expensive to use wind turbines because of how much better it is for our ecosystem than using our typical sources of energy.

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    Ashley Carlson 2/11/2020 5:02 PM
    So far I am learning a lot about things I thought I knew. A lot more affects climate change than just pollution and waste. This is very interesting o me and I am excited to see how far I will go with watching what I am eating, how much food I waste, and many other things too!
  • 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?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/11/2020 4:59 PM
    People in richer countries eat more meat because it is easier to come upon and they have more money to spend on it. Eating more meat can lead to chronic disease and reduces emissions. Health care costs would also go down as a result of eating less meat.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/11/2020 4:54 PM
    I would personally rather use this money for student loans, textbooks,  and bills. Plus, all this extra money would work up an even greater savings account for me.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/11/2020 4:52 PM
    I knew that food waste was a major cause for greenhouse gas emission. But what i did not know was that crop and livestock, as well as land clearing was responsible for it as well. The most interesting fact i learned was that the food sector actually saves money. In my mind anything having to do with "eating well" or in this case, saving the planet, is expensive, so this was very interesting and eye-opening to me.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/11/2020 4:45 PM
    Micro turbines can be installed on campus. Instead of using a power source that creates greenhouse gases, installing these can eliminate that or at the very least lessen it. 
  • 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?

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    Ashley Carlson 2/11/2020 4:41 PM
    My vision of a sustainable community uses all of their resources to the fullest. That means that they may turn waste into fertilizer rather than simply getting rid of it in a landfill. I believe that most people don't think about this and just throw things away that could be reused in a more effective way.