April 3 - April 24, 2019

Suzy Lambert

Lyft

"Discovering how to have more of a positive impact on an everyday basis"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,742 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    132
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    16
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    148
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    24
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 5 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time 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

Food

Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

#8 Solar Farms

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

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

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 12 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.43 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to -0.32 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 10 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

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 4 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 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 15 OF 22
DAILY 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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Suzy Lambert 4/24/2019 9:26 PM
    Learning the effects of NOT acting on sustainable energy issues.Having ways to get involved. Educating myself. Having support in my community. Being inspired by the way others are getting involved. Knowing my role is important.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Test Drive an Electric Bike
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Private vehicles account for 60% of trips of a mile or less. Do you often drive short distances instead of biking or walking? If so, how might incorporating an electric bike into your lifestyle help you make more climate-friendly choices?

    Suzy Lambert 4/24/2019 10:11 AM
    I have a bike but it's challenging for more hilly or longer destinations - I tend to take a lyft or borrow a car. I occasionally ride the bikeshares but I'm curious about learning more about electric bikes as a possibility for something to invest in, as I've considered buying a car for more convenient journeys.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Suzy Lambert 4/24/2019 9:29 AM
    There's something so magical about purchasing fruits and veggies from the grand lake farmers market (mentioned on the site in the resource link, https://www.localharvest.org/grand-lake-farmers-market-M4004) and supporting local economies. With more support, we can help strengthen these community based food systems so that quality local organic food can be more accessible and affordable to all.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Donate
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

    Suzy Lambert 4/24/2019 9:23 AM
    As open fires or basic stoves burn in homes or places without a lot of air flow, they let out huge amounts of smoke and soot ---- liable for 4.3 million premature deaths each year. This isn't something I've thought about much before, but is so incredibly sad. I've spent some time in a community Kenya, one of for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves's focus countries, and am so grateful for the work they're doing there and all over the world.

  • Suzy Lambert 4/24/2019 9:11 AM
    Last day! I'm officially sold on using smaller plates for lunch at work -- no more wasted bites!

  • Suzy Lambert 4/23/2019 4:30 PM
    Wildflowers in Mt Diablo today! And so much green. Thank goodness for parks

  • Suzy Lambert 4/22/2019 9:29 AM
    it's earth day! heading to mount diablo tonight to spend some time in nature

  • Suzy Lambert 4/21/2019 4:50 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Suzy Lambert 4/21/2019 4:49 PM
    Air polution.. soil pollution... water polution... global warming... climate change... endangered species becoming extinct... marine life... light pollution (stars!!!) and on and on :(

  • Suzy Lambert 4/20/2019 9:33 AM
    Excited to bike around today before enjoying a delicious dinner.