A Mangai

The Silver Lining Initiative

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 160 This Week
  • 2,128 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    63
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    38
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    227
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    58
    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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

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

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

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

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 9 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 5.57 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 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

#18 Geothermal

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

Women and Girls

Research Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 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

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

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

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

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

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 ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#54 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

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

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

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

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

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 58
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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.

  • A Mangai 5/27/2020 7:55 AM
    The Silver Lining is a group of kids who aim to build a community of people taking action to reverse climate change.
    Come join the movement at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aZSLefwtNxGCWBmOPGoQ1yx2X77rC6Rw_lAwR-Lpd8E/edit where you can learn from the ideas already out there and use your own creativity and ideas to  bring the knowledge to people. 

    We can’t wait to see you!

  • A Mangai 5/27/2020 7:49 AM
    I have a problem with going paperless because my family and I love feeling paper newspapers so much more than digital ones but we cannot keep up with all the paper and clutter that comes in the house. Does anybody have any advice?

  • A Mangai 5/25/2020 11:07 AM
    I read an article today about the reasons why it is so hard to convince people to eat less meat; it was a very informative and interesting read.
    https://medium.com/how-to-save-the-world-by-katie-patrick/vegans-youre-doing-it-wrong-with-gregg-sparkman-social-psychologist-ed55f0c9f3a9

    The article may be a tad long, so watch the video if you don't have the time.

  • A Mangai 5/23/2020 10:41 AM
    These days, I have been thinking about how every action we take has a direct impact on the future. I think that putting things in perspective is making me feel more grateful for the Earth, and fuels my passion to protect it. 

    Why do you choose to protect the earth?