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Koala Charlotte

Team Koala

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 842 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    132
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    132
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    106
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    103
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    15
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Koala's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 50 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 3 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 5 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

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 Action

Food

Support Organic Growing Methods

Nutrient Management

I will buy organic cotton and foods grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Bring my water bottle

My goal is to bring reusable water bottles to school instead of using plastic bottles of water.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 11 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

    Koala Charlotte's avatar
    Koala Charlotte 2/25/2020 9:57 AM
    I learned that they are able to manage land without causing to many emissions being released. They also use the land in nice traditional ways. I can apply this to my own life to learn how we could manage land better.
  • 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?

    Koala Charlotte's avatar
    Koala Charlotte 2/24/2020 5:25 PM
    In my community, women have mostly equal participation! But in some other places, women and girls aren't treated as fairly because of their strength, gender, and even just their past and how women used to be treated.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

    Koala Charlotte's avatar
    Koala Charlotte 2/24/2020 5:20 PM
    I learned that it isn't just helpful for women and girls, but also carbon footprints! Some people in certain places need more help than others, such and physical and mental help, or even abuse. While other people might be more fortunate.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transportation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Koala Charlotte's avatar
    Koala Charlotte 2/24/2020 5:09 PM
    I found out that transportation produces a lot of emissions, and is very bad for the environment. But, there are still many things we can do to decrease the number of gasses released. Some ways that we can help are by using more batteries and electric run things. Also improving our technology and making a difference in the world!
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

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    Koala Charlotte 2/24/2020 4:59 PM
    Letting out too much pollution in the air, unneeded and can be easily walked or biked to, not worth the time and may be inconvenient. I would need more climate-friendly choices in general, very easy and convenient, and not costing too much money.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but its carbon footprint may not be obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

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    Koala Charlotte 2/24/2020 4:53 PM
    Other materials that might have a large carbon footprint might include transportation through vehicles, energy waste and eating meat We can find out more by looking on the internet, asking a friend, finding a cause that does this, or even join one!
  • 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?

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    Koala Charlotte 2/23/2020 9:18 AM
    It has an effect on this because though I try not to eat meat, I still eat eggs, dairy, and of course the best food of all, chocolate. I can try to eat less chocolate which can help and be healthier for me!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

    Koala Charlotte's avatar
    Koala Charlotte 2/23/2020 9:05 AM
    We can help spread the word, donate money to specific causes that protect, not harm or hurt the area, and simply just keep it safe.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Koala Charlotte 2/23/2020 8:57 AM
    I found out that there are many food solutions including  specific cropping, grazing and production methods. The most interesting fact was that rice holds a large percentage of global methane and that there are 4 ways to help, water, nutrients, plant varieties and tillage.
  • 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?

    Koala Charlotte's avatar
    Koala Charlotte 2/23/2020 8:51 AM
    It helps you figure out what to do with the food given to you, instead of just throwing it out when you don't want it anymore.