April 3 - April 24, 2019

Christine Hogue

HR Climate Coolers

"Crush climate change!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,060 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    340
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    10
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    420
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    4
    donations
    made
  • up to
    420
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    315
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,168
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 10 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the 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 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

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

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 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 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will donate to The Nature Conservancy, which works with Indigenous Peoples to secure land tenure and resource rights, support improved governance and local institutions, assist in natural resource mapping, planning and management; and strengthen livelihoods and sustainable economic development.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

#48 In-Stream Hydro, #76 Micro Wind, #78 Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 30 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 13.69 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 14 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time 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 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Christine Hogue 4/24/2019 7:51 AM
    I can't believe this is the last day of the EcoChallenge. What a ride! I end feeling inspired and challenged to do more. Thanks for the experience. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

    Christine Hogue 4/24/2019 5:54 AM
    By learning about what other people are doing to slow climate change, participating in activities like this challenge and doing everything I can to do right by the planet. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

    Christine Hogue 4/23/2019 4:24 PM
    As my mom (one of my teammates on the HR Climate Coolers) pointed out, the Sami people of the Nordic Arctic have done an amazing job at managing land. Their ability to adapt to environmental change is based on a deep understanding of the land, coupled with traditional knowledge. The main thing we can apply is developing a symbiotic relationship with the land. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2. What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Christine Hogue 4/23/2019 5:15 AM
    Stay local, use telecommute options, find ways to offset carbon if you really need to travel. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Christine Hogue 4/22/2019 8:59 AM
    Theory is fine, but I am most motivated by seeing things in action. So what inspires me most is often seeing, reading and learning how other people are making a difference on energy issues. 

  • Christine Hogue 4/22/2019 7:16 AM
    Happy Earth Day! Everyone in this challenge is making an impact on climate change. 

  • Christine Hogue 4/21/2019 7:20 AM
    I’ve seen (and agreed with) a common theme from from many EcoChallenge participants - I am already doing many of the recommended actions. But the EC has been invaluable about highlighting other simple actions I can take to slow climate change. Thank you!

  • Christine Hogue 4/20/2019 9:11 AM
    What a beautiful Saturday to get out there for a daily walk!
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Christine Hogue 4/20/2019 9:10 AM
    The most important thing we can do is to make a virtual participants feel welcome and included. Make sure were including them in discussions and encouraging their feedback. 

  • Christine Hogue 4/19/2019 4:54 PM
     We are heading into the homestretch, team. Thank you all for inspiring me!