April 4 - April 25, 2018

Justine Mouron

Green Dinosaur

"Sustainability professional working to build better buildings and on the journey to zero-waste."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,680 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,453
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    17
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    32
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    8
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    143
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered

Challenges

Women and Girls

Host a Film Screening

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

I will host a film screening and discussion about women's and gender equality issues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Restore Wetlands

#52 Coastal Wetlands

I will volunteer 3 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Choose Better Wood Products

#38 Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 14 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

COMPLETED 15 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Solar Water Consultation

#41 Solar Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

#8 Solar Farms

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Advocate for Solar Installation

#10 Rooftop Solar

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

If I have to buy paper products, I will only purchase products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

COMPLETED 18 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Upgrade My Windows

#31 Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 2 meal(s) from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 16 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will support women-owned businesses when I shop this month.

COMPLETED 19 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the 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 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Justine Mouron 4/25/2018 4:50 PM
    I took the plane once in 2018, from LA to NYC, and purchase carbon offsets for this trip. I will continue for each of my flights!

  • Justine Mouron 4/25/2018 3:27 PM
    For Challenge #62 Women Smallholders I stopped buying fast fashion, decluttered my dressing, and only purchased good that I need from local or women/minority owned shops. I feel that it increases the affection I have for a product and is longer lasting and better quality compared to fast fashion.

  • Justine Mouron 4/25/2018 3:26 PM
    For Challenge #6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders we organized a film screening of 50/50, a 20-minute documentary on women in power throughout history. To this day, only 50 women accessed the position of president or prime minister. This needs to change!
    http://www.letitripple.org/films/50-50/
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Host a Film Screening
    What is the next step beyond raising awareness of women's and gender equality issues?

    Justine Mouron 4/25/2018 3:23 PM
    The next step beyond raising awareness of women's and gender equality issues is empowering the population discriminated against - through your work, employment practice, network and consumption habits.

  • Justine Mouron 4/24/2018 5:51 PM
    Finally decided to post my #UnSelfie4Earth #DrawdownEcoChallenge - this has been an amazing experience and a great incentive to get educated and do better every day.
    EcoChallenge-Selfie.jpg 116.7 KB
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Restore Wetlands
    How do wetlands differ from other ecosystems -- both in the services they offer and in your personal experience of them?

    Justine Mouron 4/24/2018 9:07 AM
    Wetlands are a natural buffer to flood and sea level rise, between fresh and seawater. When balanced, they are an amazing ecosystems thriving with fish, birds and other types of wildlife.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women?

    Justine Mouron 4/24/2018 9:02 AM
    I have started checking if the businesses I deal with are women-owned. I can chose where my money goes through what I consume, buying from local, minority-owned businesses aligns with my priorities and principles, and I get to talk about if with my entourage - not changing minds right away, but planting the little seed!
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Justine Mouron 4/24/2018 8:59 AM
    There is a huge need for family planning internationally. Education and access should be a priority. It is also important to provide the tools to properly understand how family planning works, and what the options are. There exists a broad array of solutions for women to feel empowered through family planning. In developed nations, the issue has come up multiple times, as hygiene products are taxed as consumables, and not considered a "first necessity good" - when it is. There is still a lot of work to be done to explain and change minds - this is on us!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Justine Mouron 4/24/2018 8:56 AM
    Forest offer shelter for a natural ecosystem, also establishing proper water flows and reducing the risks of erosion. Personally, being in the forest and in nature is a very relaxing experience - it has been proven nature has a calming effect.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Justine Mouron 4/24/2018 8:54 AM
    I have seen a lot of bamboo plates at recent events - great to see. A lot of people are also using compostable cups and lids for coffee-to-go (We have a Blue Bottle coffee shop a few blocks away). In my opinion, this is all great, but our main focus should be to reduce our consumption of disposables as a whole.