April 3 - April 24, 2019

James Martin

University of Cambridge

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 175 Total

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 0 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 0 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

    James Martin 2/25/2019 8:42 AM
    I started a worm compost bin around Chirstmas, and I decided to give worm bins as Chistmas gifts to friends and family. I also recorded their reactions as they received the gifts :) Here's why I decided to give the gift of worms--

    https://cocoops.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/have-a-vermi-merry-christmas/

    Update! My worms have started to reproduce. Here's a photo of one of them with a cocoon.
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    • Alyssa Tran 2/25/2019 4:45 PM
      Wow James, what a great read. It was funny and very informative! Thank you for sharing. 
  • 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?

    James Martin 2/20/2019 1:52 PM
    I walked to lunch today and noticed the 3' and 4' widths of the sidewalk, usually depending on the zoning of the house behind it. But there were also areas where there was no sidewalk at all. Some areas I had to duck under trees and bend around bushes in order to pass, which is kind of fun for me but I'm sure can create challenges for others. I prefer to walk in the road, really, as the Cretans do. Whatever the solution, here's to making cities more pedestrian friendly.
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  • James Martin 2/20/2019 12:19 PM
    Kicking off the Drawdown EcoChallenge this year! We crushed it last year, finishing as the top team in the UK! How far will we go this year?

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