April 4 - April 25, 2018

Sasha Pollack

EcoChallenge Community Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,467 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    40
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    185
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    524
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    8
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Challenges

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Uncompleted
One-Time 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

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

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

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 8 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

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 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

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

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Start a Social Media Campaign

#6 Educating Girls

I will share stats on gender inequity in education with my social media feed to raise awareness.

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate one or more Femme Kits to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time 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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 1 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 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

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 Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

#48 In-Stream Hydro, #76 Micro Wind, #78 Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 3 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Sasha Pollack 4/24/2018 4:56 PM
    Had beans from my father's garden harvested last summer for today's local meal!

  • Sasha Pollack 4/23/2018 9:19 PM
    Had my daughter help out with the food waste today by "mousing" the pepper stems (eating the remaining flesh around the stems!

  • Sasha Pollack 4/22/2018 8:44 PM
    Shoot, Earth day was my worst day yet of the challenge, too many pre-planned celebrations, back at it again tomorrow!! 

  • Sasha Pollack 4/21/2018 6:46 PM
    So excited! We were able to find a low cost used 2011 Nissan Leaf to buy today, so our daily commuter car is now electric.

  • Sasha Pollack 4/19/2018 9:28 PM
    Another great resource for information on the importance of educating girls and women - https://www.malala.org/girls-education

  • Sasha Pollack 4/17/2018 12:07 PM
    Exciting surprise from my local egg this morning!
    IMG_20180417_094712638_LL.jpg 1.52 MB

    • Louisa Lubiak 4/17/2018 12:16 PM
      I love my local pastured eggs and always look forward finding to those double-yolkers!

  • Sasha Pollack 4/16/2018 4:01 PM
    I don't think I'm creating less food waste by serving on smaller plates, but I think I'm probably eating less and that's probably a good thing, regardless!


  • Sasha Pollack 4/16/2018 3:59 PM
    Have loved the impetus to design meals around what's available locally and meatless!  

  • Sasha Pollack 4/10/2018 1:53 PM
    Every lightbulb in our house is now LED or fluorescent.  I held off replacing the fluorescents just yet, but I'll get them soon!

  • Sasha Pollack 4/10/2018 1:34 PM
    Agriculture day! Spending time learning about silvopasture and temperate forests.