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Thanh Huy Hang

VANIER Sustainability-in-Action

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 446 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    13
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    6
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    15
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Thanh Huy's Actions

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

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

Buildings

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

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 30 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

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 8
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

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

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    Thanh Huy Hang 12/02/2020 10:21 AM
    This is a reflection on my EcoChallenge experience. Although I haven't been updating everyday, this EcoChallenge actually benefited me and my wallet quite a bit. For me, the biggest benefit in all this is actively getting involved. I took on challenges that can easily fit in my schedule without me having to change everything like changing the way I eat or wasting less food when I cook. The only problem for me is the fact that I forget to get back to this website and update my progress.  I think this activity is pretty fun and I also think we should promote it for other classes. However, instead of making the activity last all semester, I think it should be last around 4 to 8 weeks. That way people would be more inclined to update more often.  My proudest action is the fact that I was able to be vegan for a month and experience it. Because now, I know that I could never go fully vegan. It makes me 15% more sad not being able to eat my favorite foods since they are all meat based. Honestly, the thing that I would like to improve on the most is to explore my city more. Even though I have lived in Montreal for my whole life,  I'm only familiar with a few areas. So my goal for next summer is to take my bike out and explore. Overall this was a good activity 7/10.


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    Thanh Huy Hang 11/28/2020 9:09 AM
    Because I challenged myself to go vegan for a month, I have adopted a plant based diet. At the same time I also do my best to reduce food waste. So far it's going well. Do I feel any different? Not really. Am I helping the environment? Kind of. It's a good experience.

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    Thanh Huy Hang 11/28/2020 8:31 AM
    I changed all of the incandescent lights in my house for LED lights about a little more than month ago. LED bulbs use more than 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. At low power levels, the difference is even larger. Bright LED flood lamps use only 11 to 12 watts while creating a light output comparable to a 50-watt incandescent bulb. So, this action has reduced the amount of energy in my home and make my electric bill a bit cheaper.