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Amber Davis

KPMG Living Green Network

"Healthy Living Is a New Way of Life!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,626 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    37
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    662
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    808
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    61
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    515
    minutes
    spent learning

Amber's Actions

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Cutting Back on Fastfood

Time is limited when you work full--time and have a family. Grabbing fast food is an easy way out. I have decided to cut back on eating out. If I do grab fast food, I try to find a more healthy option.

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Local Perennial Biomass

Perennial Biomass Production

I will spend at least 20 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 20 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 20 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans/nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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 33
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 32
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 5 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 32
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will visit Tradewater’s website to learn more about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 33
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 33
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Amber Davis 4/19/2022 1:10 PM
    Ready to kick off this challenge! Looking forward to a nice outcome. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

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    Amber Davis 4/29/2021 8:27 AM
    Where peatlands are used as pastures, raising the water table, regulating the number of grazing livestock, fencing pastures for rotational grazing and replanting or reseeding of forage species all help to control soil erosion and reduce off-site water pollution. Wecan volunteer at local organizations whose mission aligns with the cause and make financial donations. Also, see if there are programs available in the area. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

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    Amber Davis 4/29/2021 8:09 AM
    A few things that could possibly affect areas and loved ones are: flooding, extreme hot and cold temps, shortage in food supply and health realted issues due to the change in climate. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Amber Davis 4/29/2021 7:51 AM
    Being educated makes us be more cognizant of our actions. We think about how our actions will impact the enviornment or our health, positively or negatively, before proceeding. The overwhelming part is not everyone will get on board. It can be frustrating when trying to make a change and some people just won't do right. I feel that taking the initiative will show the community and officials that we are serious. This could potentially lead to laws and/or bill being passed to help promote a healthy environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Explore Other Buildings Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Amber Davis 4/28/2021 9:49 AM
    Of all things created, buildings are the largest. They are the major driver of emissions and use more than half of all electricity. Drawdown have researched potential solutions that could transition buildings from being a major problem. The most interesting fact I learned is that  dynamic glass can reduce a building’s energy load for heating, cooling, and lighting. More effective windows lower emissions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks 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?

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    Amber Davis 4/28/2021 9:31 AM
    I think most of the foods we eat directly or indirectly affects deforestation. Soy and palm oil are the main culprits when it comes to deforestation. To help, we can speak up, get educated, spread the word, eat sustainably and participate in local movements financially or through volunteer. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks 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?

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    Amber Davis 4/22/2021 8:39 AM
    No, I was not familiar with silvopasture. I think the biggest advantage is increased famland utilization. With silvopasture, the soil is protected from water and wind erosion, and the soil is enhanced with organic matter. Other benefits include: livestock, ROI and wildlife.
  • 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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    Amber Davis 4/22/2021 8:34 AM
    Family planning is a service available to help and guide on when and if you are ready for children. The service provides birth control, pregnancy options and education. Family planning helps alleviate the social, financial or health issues that may result from an unplanned pregnancy. When comparing the needs, I think the overall problem is the same. However, certain areas may lack resources and aid to properly support and/or educate those trying to conceive or those experiencing unplanned pregnancies. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Amber Davis 4/22/2021 8:25 AM
    If we eat/serve smaller portions, we decrease the chances of forcing food down that we do not want. It can be a cost saver becuase you are no longer wasting. Instead of cooking a pack of chicken, you only use half and the other half can be used later. Eating smaller portions allows you to pay attention to your body and signs of fullness. The body has time to process the food being consumed. These habits will eventually result in weight loss. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    Amber Davis 4/20/2021 10:29 AM
    I think environmental quality affects one's health and well-being. Environmental quality can affect the availability and quality of resources, the safety of food and water supply as well as the social and psychological well-being of the community itself.