April 3 - April 24, 2019

Alyssa Fennyery

Team SouthCoast

"#SKIPTHESTRAW "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,105 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    400
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    400
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1,010
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    225
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 40 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 50 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 15 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 15 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 11.29 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/23/2019 9:36 PM




    Women with unmet need are those who are fecund and sexually active but are not using any method of contraception, and report not wanting any more children or wanting to delay the next child. The concept of unmet need points to the gap between women's reproductive intentions and their contraceptive behavior. Unmet need is found to be high in 
    • Adolescents
    • Migrants
    • Urban slum dwellers
    • Refugees
    • Women in the postpartum period




  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/18/2019 9:58 AM
    I want to prioritize spending time creating memories with my loved ones over the material objects in my life. It's sad when you go out to dinner, and see people at the other table both on their phones and not speaking to each other. 

  • Alyssa Fennyery 4/17/2019 5:29 PM
    Our team is still going strong!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/15/2019 7:15 PM
    To me I thought that the biochar was very interesting. Biochar is commonly made from waste material ranging from peanut shells to rice straw to wood scraps. During the slow baking of biomass in the near or total absence of oxygen, gas and oil separate from carbon-rich solids. The output is twofold: fuels that can be used for energy and biochar that can be used to enrich soil. When biomass decomposes on the earth’s surface, carbon and methane escape into the atmosphere. Biochar retains most of the carbon present in biomass feedstock and buries it. It's interesting that the carbon can sequester billions of tons of carbon dioxide per year!

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/15/2019 7:05 PM
    My vision of a sustainable community would be not having polluted oceans, not having tons of landfills full of trash. I think one way that we could reduce it all is being more like Switzerland and how they burn their trash. The trash is used as energy and the only issue for them is that they are running out of trash so other countries pay them to take their trash. I think the U.S. really needs to get on board with this idea. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use 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?

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/12/2019 9:34 AM
    When researching I stumbled upon this really informational website for how one's diet impacts deforestation. I drink quite  a bit of coffee and love eating chocolate so I need to find some brands that are eco friendly and find brands with rainforest alliance certifications. One thing I can not change unfortunately is my meat and dairy consumption I just love cheeseburgers! But I can stick to my a couple meals a week without meat as an effort. 

  • Alyssa Fennyery 4/12/2019 9:27 AM
    Planning more clean ups on campus to help make our campus beautiful! Just need to find a day that works for my team! 

  • Alyssa Fennyery 4/11/2019 10:20 AM
    It's great to see all of our teammates working together to help make a difference!!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/09/2019 11:21 AM
     Public transportation can: Improve air quality. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Facilitate compact development, conserving land and decreasing travel demand. Save energy. Among other benefits. You can advocate by leaving signs near the systems saying to recycle or putting up trash cans and recycling bins to reduce the trash pollution. Maybe also include this really cool thing I found on the internet to recycle cigarette butts. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

    Alyssa Fennyery 4/09/2019 11:14 AM
    They use traditional burning, fishing traps, and sowing and storing plants, they were able to create a system that was sustainable and supplied them with the food they needed. Creating your own garden would help with supplying your own food. This is something that I really want to do.