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Megan Gessin

Fuel Me Up Bro

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 155 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    116
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Megan's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

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

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Organic Growing Methods

Nutrient Management

I will buy organic cotton and foods grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

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 Action

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 120 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Organic Growing Methods
    It is often said that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” What is your response to that statement?

    Megan Gessin's avatar
    Megan Gessin 2/26/2020 2:52 PM
    I think this statement is beyond ridiculous. Organic food is incredible for people and for the environment. I recognize the challenges with only using organic food but I think the benefits outweigh any challenges and I am sure in time we will come up with solutions to these problems.
  • 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?

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    Megan Gessin 2/26/2020 2:48 PM
    It is incredibly time consuming and expensive to travel cross-country when using a vehicle. Because of this I would often prefer to use an airplane. If I travel to California it will take me nearly a week to get there when that is the entire time I have for my trip. In situations like this it is very difficult for me to justify not buying a plane ticket because I simply do not have consecutive weeks to take off and travel. In this situation I decided to drive somewhere closer where I could spend more time enjoying the final destination.



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    Megan Gessin 2/24/2020 8:00 PM
    I like to think of myself as relatively aware of my impact in the environment. I do the best I can to improve the environment and also my community.