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Dana Hunter

Group 5

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 676 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    115
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    75
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    250
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    23
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Dana's Actions

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

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

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Choose Better Wood Products

Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 7
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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Dana Hunter 3/13/2021 11:27 AM
    As of today, this challenge has been going pretty well. I have really started to notice how easy it was to make some of these changes. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate For Greener Vehicles
    How does advocating for green vehicles in your community connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to fuel-efficient vehicles?

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    Dana Hunter 3/11/2021 5:47 AM
    I think everyone should have access to greener more sustainable things in order to decrease our affect on the environment, so these more efficient cars should be more accessible since they are pretty important. Others might be more involved in advocating for this if they knew the benefits of these vehicles and the money they would save in the long run. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Dana Hunter 3/11/2021 5:42 AM
    I have my own car, so that is what I use to travel. I haven't used public transportation here. I don't think I will because I have my car here, but it only makes sense that if more of us used public transportation here then we would have more engagement. Walking around campus always makes me feel more engaged with this community compared to when I am driving. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Dana Hunter 3/11/2021 5:40 AM
    I always enjoy seeing the canal by campus. With the campus construction going on now, the walks aren't as exciting, but the canal definitely makes up for the construction right now. 
  • 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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    Dana Hunter 3/11/2021 5:38 AM
    I think another R that I could practice would be rethink. Sometimes I think it is important to rethink what you are buying, how you are using it, if you really need it and how to properly dispose of it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

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    Dana Hunter 3/10/2021 5:18 PM
    Making my home more energy efficient will not only save me and my family money, but my home being more energy efficient will also keep an excess amount of materials out of landfills. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Dana Hunter 3/10/2021 4:59 PM
    It was pretty easy to change my diet because I have been trying to cut out things like palm oil from my diet since middle school after I found out what happens to the forests and animals to produce that. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Dana Hunter 3/10/2021 4:36 PM
    Bamboo alternatives are readily available in my community here at Brockport and back at home. Not a lot of people use more eco-friendly alternatives, but they are available for use. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Dana Hunter 3/10/2021 4:34 PM
    The forests provide me with materials for shelter, food, water and materials for fuel. Forests also provide fruits. 
  • 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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    Dana Hunter 3/08/2021 3:18 PM
    My best friend is an environmental science major, so we frequently talk about the direction the environment is headed and what we can do to help fix the situation not only as individuals, but how we can educate people around us to do the same.