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Sophia Keller

Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 8,263 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    45
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    3.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Sophia's Actions

Land Sinks

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 6 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 5 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 8 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 230
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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 230
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Sophia Keller 6/06/2022 9:15 AM
    After nearly a year of maintaining the same few goals, I've revamped my program and am just jumping in. A lot of my new plans are outdoors-related, so starting out in the new better weather June is a plus. I missed a recent chance to volunteer with a wetlands clean-up project and am actively scouting more chances to do so. Seattle has many wetlands so an opportunity will come up again soon. Hope summer has finally reached everyone now!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Express My Support For Walkable Cities
    How could better walking infrastructure make your city both more enjoyable and more equitable?

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    Sophia Keller 6/06/2022 9:07 AM
    Walkable communities provide fresh air, large muscle exercise and a chance to connect and socialize with neighbors beyond our direct next-door folks. This enhances equity by ensuring physical health and well-being, psychological sense of safety and social connection beyond online interaction, which is almost exclusively how many people socialize. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Sophia Keller 6/06/2022 8:56 AM
    Our culture is centered around consumption. We consume and absorb voraciously and give little attention to future needs or to replenishing what we use up. Regenerative agriculture assures that the cycle of replacement is maintained. It also strengthens the connection between human consumers and our habitat. This has benefits that can't be commodified, such as stress relief, emotional well-being, optimism, compassion for other life forms, and generosity to our biosphere. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Sophia Keller 6/06/2022 8:36 AM
    The easiest way to do this is to puree or blenderize these "unusable" bits and add to soups or sauces for other dishes.  The puree can even be kept for a limited time and added for flavoring. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Sophia Keller 6/19/2021 3:34 PM
    Those of us who grew up in tree-lined shady neighborhoods often took trees for granted. As life has become more urbanized and trees have disappeared to make more lanes for traffic, trees have become more important. Planting our own trees opens a whole new world. What kind of tree, what  needs for light and shade, what climate,.. These considerations brought a sense of harmony and beauty which is mentally restful, physically stimulating, and spiritually nourishing.  There's a sense of personally connecting with an open space.  Also a sense of contributing to the larger community by providing shade, oxygen, fragrance and shelter for insects and birds.  

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    Sophia Keller 6/19/2021 3:15 PM
    After several weeks of planning I finally planted two of my three trees today.  The third one will go in on July 4 so I'm counting it as good as done.  planting,  Today in honor of Juneteenth I planted a magnolia. It stands 5 feet already and looks like it will thrive. In the back yard I planted a young lilac.  And on Independence Day I'll plant a Japanese maple.  So nice to add to both the health and the beauty of the environment.  

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    Sophia Keller 4/30/2021 6:39 PM
    Got myself organized (finally) with the warm weather this week. Got all my plants transp;anted out into containers, and they're much happier.  Have two small raised beds and got them ready yesterday with compost and fresh soil; will bed out my root starts  tomorrow (carrots, beets, onions). It feels so good to get into the dirt again.  Happy Beltaine, everyone!  Enjoy the weekend! 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Sophia Keller 4/20/2021 6:28 PM
    I didn't understand geothermal energy before reading the links that are posted on this site. We'll be needing to update our heating system within 1-2 years, and geothermal looks like the ideal way to do it.  Meanwhile, I'm involved in learning about which companies provide those services in my area, and encouraging people to consider it as an option. My state of Washington has committed to reduced fossil fuel use, so the community is likely to be receptive to discussing geothermal. 

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    Sophia Keller 3/08/2021 1:39 PM
    I did a lot on my own to live more mindfully and support community well-being. But having a program to track and being part of a bigger group has helped me expand my information base and discover new ways to keep our people nourishing and our planet green 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate the carbon footprint of my household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Sophia Keller 3/06/2021 5:13 PM
    Yes. I've already cut down considerably on driving, especially since one of my goals is to increase my daily walking.  I've decided now to go without the use of my vehicle for the next 7 days entirely. It will only require a small amount of planning. The one place I still need is to shop for garden supplies, but with organization that can be done just once a month.