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Humpback Whale Emma

Team4_Humpback Whales

"Let's Make Our Climate Great Again"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 836 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    174
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    520
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    827
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    354
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    61
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    540
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Humpback Whale's Actions

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY 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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

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

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

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Rooftop Solar Consultation
    Identify some ways in which modern human societies have become unsustainable. What kind of roles do individuals have in creating and changing practices in society?

    Humpback Whale Emma's avatar
    Humpback Whale Emma 2/08/2021 6:48 AM
    The role that we have is to do little things that can make a big difference in climate and pollution. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Solar Water Consultation
    Diversifying our energy supply and improving public health are just two benefits of renewable energy. What other motivators inspire you to consider installing a solar water heater in your home?

    Humpback Whale Emma's avatar
    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:12 AM
    Another motivator is that it makes me feel good to know tat I am helping the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry 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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    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:10 AM
    I use forks, knives, and cups. I could use metal and bamboo instead.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:06 AM
    Other ways could be to take shorter showers, and to not leave water running while you brush your teeth.
  • 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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    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:04 AM
    It empowers you to make better decisions because you know that you don't need to throw out food as fast as you possibly do already.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:04 AM
    Run instead of ride. This basically means that instead of using a car, to walk or run to school or work.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

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    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:02 AM
    I am hoping to encourage more friends to help slow down climate change.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 7:00 AM
    The process was easy because I already did it a lot. I can avoid air travel by researching ways to travel on the ground that are faster.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

    Humpback Whale Emma's avatar
    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 6:59 AM
    Some benefits are that you have less gilt that you have if  contribute to climate change a lot.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Humpback Whale Emma's avatar
    Humpback Whale Emma 2/02/2021 6:51 AM
    It is good for my health because it makes me feel like I am doing something to make our planet better.