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ORCA Derek

Team Orca

Points Total

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  • 263 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    140
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

ORCA's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Donate

Improved Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 2 percent of my food 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

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

Materials

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 20 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    ORCA Derek's avatar
    ORCA Derek 2/28/2020 10:27 AM
    I drove far instead of flying. I could drive instead of flying.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    ORCA Derek's avatar
    ORCA Derek 2/28/2020 10:25 AM
    I helped the environment. Yes.

  • ORCA Derek's avatar
    ORCA Derek 2/28/2020 8:06 AM
    lets beat coral guys cmon                                                                                                                             

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    ORCA Derek 2/28/2020 8:06 AM
    cmon guys we need to win lets beat coral
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Explore Other Buildings Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    ORCA Derek's avatar
    ORCA Derek 2/24/2020 8:10 AM
    I learned this topic a lot.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

    ORCA Derek's avatar
    ORCA Derek 2/24/2020 8:10 AM
    I learned this topic a lot.

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    ORCA Derek 2/05/2020 5:41 AM
    TEAM ORCA IS GOING TO WIN!!! SAVE THE PLANET!!