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ORCA Elijah

Team Orca

Points Total

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  • 331 Total

Participant Impact

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

ORCA's Actions

Transport

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

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 ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

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 ACTIONS

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

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

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 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

Recycle Everything I Can

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 ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

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 Action

Transport

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

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 Action

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

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    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's avatar
    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?

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