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Amanda Chin

Mrs. Chin's Environmental Science

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Amanda's Actions

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

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity 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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    Amanda Chin 11/30/2020 10:47 AM
    A sustainable community would  have better planning and would be designed to revolve around human behavior, instead of convenient use of cars or other practices that serve ONLY to reduce costs.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Amanda Chin 11/30/2020 10:41 AM
    Installing a dimmer to reduce energy usage.

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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?

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    Amanda Chin 11/30/2020 10:37 AM
    The water and fertilizer used, as well as the labor motives me to reduce food waste.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Amanda Chin 11/30/2020 10:36 AM
    Meat is an expensive product to produce.  Eating excessive amounts of meat can be difficult for your body to digest.  Depending on how it's produced, meat can be harmful to the environment.

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    Amanda Chin 11/30/2020 9:15 AM
    I had a vegan breakfast this morning.