April 3 - April 24, 2019

Alex Liu

Red Hook Central School District

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 82 Total

Challenges

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Uncompleted
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.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
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).

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation 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?

    Alex Liu 3/18/2019 2:26 PM
    While geothermal energy isn't available where I live, I can invest in geothermal energy by furthering my research into the benefits of such a renewable resource. In addition, I can advocate through social media to promote a helpful resource


    • Laurie Husted 3/19/2019 7:01 AM
      Thanks Alex!  another type of geothermal is described at our support website - we have lots at Bard College and Dandelion is a local company who installs it, replacing oil tanks forever!
      geothermal and heat pumps.PNG 64.6 KB
      https://sites.google.com/view/dutchessdrawdown/electricity-generation
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Alex Liu 3/18/2019 2:16 PM
    A sustainable community is one that is completely self-reliant and one that has very little or no waste. To achieve this, more renewable resources such as solar or geothermal and more rules regarding recycling must be implemented and enforced.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

    Alex Liu 3/18/2019 1:53 PM
    Overall efficiency in life can improve from this one action. You would need to prepare less food which means buying less food from supermarkets which would reduce waste. In addition, it would prevent people from over eating which could have health benefits.


  • Alex Liu 3/18/2019 1:49 PM
    We're still sitting pretty in 7th place but I really hope that once the challenges kick in we can get to the top


  • Alex Liu 3/18/2019 9:19 AM
    Zoos are bad :( ban zoos pls