April 4 - April 25, 2018

Jan Chang

Taisugar Circular Economy

"Heal the world; make it a better place."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,229 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    627
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    535
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    26
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    17
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    55
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    227
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched

Challenges

Food

composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 8 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 8 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 120 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

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

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will support women-owned businesses when I shop this month.

COMPLETED 10 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 57.09 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

#48 In-Stream Hydro, #76 Micro Wind, #78 Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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 by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 2 meal(s) 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 13 OF 22
DAILY 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 per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

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 19 OF 22
DAILY 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

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • 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?

    Jan Chang 4/23/2018 11:52 PM
    Some crops are capable of being fully utilized, such as cabbage, broccoli, and white radish. Prepare our meals with these vegetables would be efficient to avoid food waste.

    • Charles Huang 4/24/2018 8:20 AM
      Jan, Waste is resource misplaced!  Thank you fir leading!

  • Jan Chang 4/23/2018 5:49 PM
    Took a walk from the bus station to my company. Saved money from my pocket and also helped to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Plan to Insulate
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

    Jan Chang 4/21/2018 8:53 AM
    The easiest way is to turn off the light whenever you don't need it.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Research Heat Pumps
    Why do you care about taking action on climate change?

    Jan Chang 4/21/2018 8:51 AM
    Climate change, mainly resulted from CO2 emissions, would severely reduce crops yield. For global food security, we must do something to improve climate change.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Jan Chang 4/20/2018 10:18 AM
    This action not only helps to reduce carbon emissions, but also lowers my electric bill. That's really the sweetest thing!

  • Jan Chang 4/20/2018 9:05 AM
    Instead of driving to my workplace every single day, I now take bus at least once a week to lower CO2 emissions.

  • Jan Chang 4/19/2018 1:33 AM
    Always help underprivileged people to raise their lives.

    • Charles Huang 4/24/2018 8:11 AM
      Taking care of people who are less fortunate and privileged is our DUTY .  加油

  • Jan Chang 4/14/2018 1:51 AM
    Spent 3 hours on sharing knowledge and experiences of "renewable energy" with high school students this morning. Encouraging young people to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions, right here, right now.

  • Jan Chang 4/12/2018 8:30 AM
    I took public transportation for over 650KM today.

  • Jan Chang 4/11/2018 7:26 AM
    I start to use stainless steel drinking straws in order to reduce plastic consumption.