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Veronica Dailey

Team NVN

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 792 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    265
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    115
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Veronica's Actions

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency 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 Action

Industry

Go Paperless

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 Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

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

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Women-Owned Businesses

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will shop from women-owned business(es) today.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Veronica Dailey 3/15/2021 8:43 AM
    Family planning is an important civil rights consideration because family planning is a human right for women. Women should be able to choose how many children they want (or don't want) and when they want to have them (or not have them). 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Women-Owned Businesses
    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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    Veronica Dailey 3/15/2021 8:41 AM
    In the past I have supported women-owned businesses by buying products from small businesses run by women in my community. I shop locally for things like flowers, plants, chapstick, candles, jewelry, etc. I can better support communities by supporting women by continuing to purchase from women-owned businesses and purchasing from some new ones as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Veronica Dailey 3/15/2021 8:41 AM
    In the past I have supported women-owned businesses by buying products from small businesses run by women in my community. I shop locally for things like flowers, plants, chapstick, candles, jewelry, etc. I can better support communities by supporting women by continuing to purchase from women-owned businesses and purchasing from some new ones as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Veronica Dailey 3/15/2021 8:38 AM
    I learned that it is extremely important to plan before having a family because you need to figure out what your household demand will be on climate sensitive resources such as food and water and how your family will affect the environment. The needs of different people in different places compare to each other because we all have the basic human needs such as food, water, shelter, etc. 

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    Veronica Dailey 3/11/2021 6:41 AM
    My drawdown challenge is going really well that this point. It's really opening my eyes to the things I can cut down on the help the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Veronica Dailey 3/09/2021 9:53 AM
    Knowing these differences allows you to make better decisions because you'll waste less food which is better for the environment. Use by is the recommended date for using the product for the best quality and sell by tells the store how long the food can be displayed in the store for sale. However, most food is good for a little while after it's due date. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Veronica Dailey 3/07/2021 1:38 PM
    One barrier that exists in my community back home is that women are not being elected to local boards as much as men so they are limited to being able to make the same amount of higher-up decisions as men do in my community  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    Veronica Dailey 3/07/2021 1:33 PM
    Environmental quality influences sense of community because better quality within a community leads to higher interactions among community members as well as other positive community events. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Veronica Dailey 3/07/2021 1:32 PM
    My city/town can make its climate action plans equitable and socially just by making them the same for everyone and by implementing them a little at a time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Veronica Dailey 3/07/2021 1:31 PM
    I have never had a significant experience in nature that altered my perspective or focus but if I did I'm sure I would shift my actions to help reduce the problem that I was seeing.