Calum Dils

Drawdown Group

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 470 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    26
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Calum's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Calum Dils 2/24/2020 12:43 PM
    Decreasing my driving and only driving when necessary definitely is better for my community.  Decreasing my driving decreases the amount of emissions and greenhouse gases I release into the atmosphere which lowers my impact toward global warming.  Also walking to destinations instead of driving is defiantly enjoyable, especially on nice days, but it is hard to walk places on cold winter days instead of driving.
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Calum Dils 2/24/2020 12:43 PM
    People in rich countries eat more meat than people in others is because rich countries are able to pay for a large variety and quantity of meat and the meat in rich countries is able to be transported very easily.  People in less rich countries do not have the wealth to afford expensive and large varieties of meat and they do not have the wealth to transport mass amounts of meat.
                Likewise, eating meat can affect our bodies, planet, and other people.  Eating meat raises the chance of cancer, obesity, and heart disease for humans.  Also raising cattle, chicken, and pigs can create a lot of greenhouse gases and the transport of meat releases greenhouse gases which relates to global warming of our planet.  This can affect other people by creating this increase in greenhouse gases and warming the whole planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Calum Dils 2/24/2020 12:42 PM
    I think what’s next for me is to research more ways to reduce my energy use and see what appliances I can use.  Changing the lightbulbs has saved money and using less electricity like turning down the heat, turning off lights, and unplugging appliances when not in use can also save money and reduce the use of electricity.