Polar Bear Aarav

Team Polar Bear

"To Stop Climate Change"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,292 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    195
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    195
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    63
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    48
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    36
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    60
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Women and Girls

Research Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 5 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

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

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

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 Challenge

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 5 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 6 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 7 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 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 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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

Materials

Methane Digesters

I spent 6 minutes researching methane digesters

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Restoring Farmland

I studied for 5 minutes the effects of farmland restoration.My goal is to create a challenge that makes people aware

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 14
DAILY CHALLENGES

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 13 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to -3.84 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/29/2020 7:40 PM
    last post of the entire challenge guys 

  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/29/2020 4:35 AM
    guys were 5th now!!!!    

  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/28/2020 6:28 AM
    last day of ecochallenge 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

    Polar Bear Aarav 2/27/2020 4:07 PM
    I haven't really done anything to support women-owned businesses before(at least that I'm aware of), and I could support communities by making women feel empowered and that they could bring change
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Polar Bear Aarav 2/27/2020 3:49 PM
    Its good for mental health because you know that you did something good, physical health because you have to work to plant it, and spiritual I don't know
  • 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?

    Polar Bear Aarav 2/27/2020 3:45 PM
    I can just vacation more locally or not vacation as much

  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/27/2020 3:29 AM
                                             

  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/26/2020 1:25 PM
    guys try and get more points

  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/24/2020 10:01 AM
    we can climb up the ladder guys

  • Polar Bear Aarav 2/23/2020 8:48 AM
    hey guys whats going on