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Paula Day

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Points Total

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  • 1,119 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    87
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    31
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Paula 's Actions

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 41
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 3 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Paula Day 7/16/2020 8:54 AM
    The city of Dallas recently launched a comprehensive emissions reduction plan.  During the planning process, I participated in multiple community outreach sessions to provide feedback on the plan and contacted city officials to encourage them to adopt the plan.  Two of my areas of focus were improving walkability in the city and updating our bus routes to improve access across the city.  Both of these items are addressed in the plan.  
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Paula Day 6/05/2020 6:39 AM
    I switched to use of a French Press for making coffee at home - no filter required - only coffee and water!  I take re-usable bags to the grocery store including fruit/vegetable bags.  
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Paula Day 6/03/2020 10:20 AM
    I use my Nest thermostats to reduce electricity usage.  They are both programmed to go to Eco temperatures when we are away (during non-COVID times) or at night.  I read my monthly report to see how my usage compares to other Nest users in my zip code.  I also use clothing drying racks to reduce use of the dryer.  I use the setting on my washer for cold water only.