ORCA Elijah

Team Orca

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 331 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    69
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    42
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 2 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

Completed
One-Time 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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 2 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 2 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

#55 Household Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 3 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

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

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 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 Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

    ORCA Elijah 2/28/2020 8:28 AM
    i had heard of biomass  before this challenge. The demand for biomass is going up and stock is going down
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    ORCA Elijah 2/28/2020 8:20 AM
    if you are going to Orlando you can drive instead of taking a plane

  • ORCA Elijah 2/28/2020 8:01 AM
    lets go orca lets beat coral
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

    ORCA Elijah 2/10/2020 5:26 PM
    I can try to bring my own recycled paper to school so I can use recycled paper at home and school.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

    ORCA Elijah 2/10/2020 5:22 PM
    In Florida we can use geothermal energy but it is very expensive to use.