April 3 - April 24, 2019

Andy Opperman

EcoLogicals

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 251 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 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

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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One-Time Challenge

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

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

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One-Time Challenge

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Andy Opperman 4/24/2019 8:42 PM
    Drawdown is an earth-friendly methodology that leads to reduced food waste, results in carbon sequestration having a beneficial effect against climate change, and encourages good stewardship of agricultural lands. 
    The most interesting fact I learned is the significant impact that a plant-rich diet, including reduced consumption of meat, will have on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

    Andy Opperman 4/23/2019 7:21 PM
    Carbon sequestration, therefore creating a benefit against (i.e. reversing)  climate change; rebuilding soil organic matter; increasing soil biodiversity; a holistic approach leading to healthy soil.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Andy Opperman 4/23/2019 12:00 AM
    I had not heard of the term "silvopasture" before.  I believe that the biggest advantage of silvopasture is that the animals graze in harmony with their pasture lands while keeping forests available for timber harvest as well.  This appears to be excellent animal and forest husbandry at the same time.  And the animals (cows, sheep, goats, etc.) are free grazers rather than penned up production animals.
  • 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?

    Andy Opperman 4/22/2019 11:00 PM
    I usually look and/or listen for signs of wildlife, especially birds.  I enjoy getting the two dogs out for strolls and enjoy watching them sniffing and checking out their world of sight and smell.  As for infrastructure, our immediate area is pretty good with respect to making walks enjoyable or possible.  There are state, county, municipal and not-for-profit lands with nice trails and adequate parking to choose from.