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Team Orca

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 791 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    23
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    62
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    102
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    330
    gallons of water
    have been saved

ORCA's Actions

Land Use

Choose Better Wood Products

Forest Protection

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Install A Toilet Tank Bank

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water a day or 330 gallons (1,230 L) a month by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 1 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle 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 Action

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Upgrade My Windows

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 Action

Transport

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 32 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will shop from women-owned business(es) today.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    ORCA StellašŸ£'s avatar
    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 6:18 PM
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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 6:17 PM
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  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 6:17 PM
    I don't understand this question

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Become A Master Recycler/Composter
    What could you do differently to waste less?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 6:14 PM
    Reuse, reuse, reduce, reduce, and recycle, recycle
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install A Toilet Tank Bank
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 6:13 PM
    Take faster showers, use a reusable water bottle, and turn water off when not using
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 6:12 PM
    School
    Grocery Stores
    My House

    The days I chose was Monday and Wednesday
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 10:59 AM
    I learned a lot about transportation museum
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 10:54 AM
    Using recycled paper for school
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 10:53 AM
    I want to use my phone less
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. Name some companies you know that invest in green energy. How can you support them?

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    ORCA StellašŸ£ 2/27/2020 10:51 AM
    FPL is a local company that invests in geen energy