Char L

Leahurst

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 150 This Week
  • 1,101 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    510
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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  • Char L 12/10/2019 2:06 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities 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?

    Char L 12/01/2019 12:41 PM
    One of the most significant contributors to climate change is cars burning CO2 into the atmosphere, but in many cities it's the only realistic way to get around! As winter is settling in, the bike lanes are pretty much unusable because of the ice and snow, and even in the spring and summer, they are fairly unprotected from the traffic and they seem pretty unsafe. The sidewalks also often go unplowed, and pedestrians with decreased mobility must find it difficult to get around. On the bright side, the snow's real pretty. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    Char L 11/27/2019 6:17 PM
    The seemingly ever-present barrier of gender-based income gaps was a recurring theme. Woah that sentence used a lot of big professional words. Men are often more likely to get promotions at their workplaces than women. Working moms are also generalized because they are either “spending too much time with their kids and not enough time on work projects” or the opposite, not enough time caring for the kids. There's no real way to win in this situation.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Char L 11/13/2019 11:44 AM
    The only time you need to be concerned about the food you're eating is if it says “expires” on it, which is quite rare. This means it will probably be stale or rotten at this time. Sell-by dates are for stores to determine when the food will not last for more than 3-5 days, and best-buy dates mean the food item is in best condition when eaten before that date. Food past it’s best-buy date is still edible for up to a month afterwards, and sometimes more. Just use common sense.