A Mangai

The Silver Lining Initiative

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,533 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    108
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    66
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    227
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    69
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

A's Actions

Electricity Generation

Lights Off!

I saw this on Shreya Karnam's profile. I aim to shut off the lights a habit whenever I leave the room, and use as much sunlight, and sleep and wake up earlier.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 9 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 69
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 40 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Research Building Retrofitting

You will research the cheapest method of installing, where to install and document every part of the process into a source that is easy to read and access for everybody.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research Carbon Offsets

My goal is to learn about the reason for carbon offset. I chose it because many people forget that the option is there, and there is a lot of critique on carbon offsets.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 40 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

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

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 12 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • A Mangai 6/17/2020 6:59 AM
    Basically the most inspirational speech on climate I have ever heard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBeU6UZyPjY

  • A Mangai 6/10/2020 6:02 AM
    I have started growing veggies and herbs, and I feel a lot more fulfilled. I think it is not so much the end result of a crop, but rather the process and time growing something takes that makes me appreciate my life more.

  • A Mangai 6/09/2020 8:38 AM
    In the climate crisis, we have two scenarios: one of certain doom, and one of a better world. Right now, we are headed for the former, and it may seem like the world is on your shoulders, as you burst your bubble of calm with knowledge and stories. You might feel overwhelmed and feel hopeless toward a better future.

    After quite a while, I eventually learned that the world is on all of our shoulders. And I figured out that being sad is not going to fix anything. Even if it is hard, we need to make ourselves work for the better world, and not lose hope. It is the only way to win.

    Also, don't beat yourself up if you make some mistakes. We don't need one doing it perfectly, we need billions doing it imperfectly.

    • Chris Kane 6/13/2020 12:37 PM
      thanks so much for your kind words - i appreciate them

  • A Mangai 6/05/2020 10:47 AM
    The climate crisis, the coronavirus crisis, the economic crisis, and the racial inequality crisis have all proved how much we need to rebuild our thinking, lifestyle and behavior.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

    A Mangai 6/04/2020 4:25 AM
    I feel that human-powered transportation is better compared to other methods of transportation because it is more efficient, since machines use a lot more energy for the same work, because it improves health and fitness in people, and it also helps create a sense of community and more noticing of smaller businesses and shops. The only drawback to human-powered transportation is that is takes time, and there is a limit, but I feel if we can plan well, we will not run into these problems.

  • A Mangai 6/02/2020 4:47 AM
    Hey everybody! If you are not using it already, everybody here should try using Ecosia as their search engine as they sue the money they get from advertisements to help plant trees in areas such as Bolivia, and other areas impacted with deforestation. They are extremely clear and upfront, they post financial reports and footage so that everybody is 100% confident in the work.

    Here is the link to the website: https://www.ecosia.org/
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    A Mangai 6/02/2020 4:44 AM
    My diet, as I think most diets are is currently impacting deforestation by cutting down forests to make room for growing animal feed. One easy step that I can take is to reduce my meat intake, and replace it with plant-based foods. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

    A Mangai 6/01/2020 5:18 AM
    Taking action on climate change is important to me because I understand that we have the power to completely rebuild society, where health and safety is given to everybody, inequalities are eliminated, and we are finally living in line and in harmony with nature. I care because that is a possibility along with having a dystopian world where all have to compete for resources, and inequalities surge. If we don't make an active choice, we are choosing the latter, and that is what drives me.

  • A Mangai 5/30/2020 2:53 PM
    I encourage everybody to join the Silver Lining Initiative. We are a youth climate group helping people change their lifestyle habits to reverse climate change.

    Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aZSLefwtNxGCWBmOPGoQ1yx2X77rC6Rw_lAwR-Lpd8E/edit

  • A Mangai 5/29/2020 7:12 PM
    I just saw my orchestra teacher on here!

    The climate crisis is really bringing us together.