April 4 - April 25, 2018
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Georgie Rae

Plastic Free July Planning Team

"Leave more to help save our planet "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 187 Total

Challenges

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Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

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

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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).

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Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

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Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 120 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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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.

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Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

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Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

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Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:53 PM
    It is going to be extremely easy. I am a vegetarian so I really mainly only eat fresh fruits and vegetables 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:52 PM
    Anything boxed in non recycled boxed is impacting deforestation. I could make sure to only buy food items that are in packages that are 100% recycled
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:51 PM
    In my community they are not. Other things that could be used is recycled plastic, bails of straw
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? Were you surprised by the information you found?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:35 PM
    I learned there are different ways they are able to do wave and tidal energies 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass techonology before this? What did you learn that surprised you? Share this with your friends!

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:33 PM
    No I did not know anything about biomass technology before this. What surprised me was we found a way to do this in factors and are about to produce energy from biomass. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:29 PM
    I think people need to take time out of their days to do easy task to save our planet. Recycle, switch off lights when not needed, plant some trees. Now bigger picture would be getting more people to use solar energy or wind energy 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:26 PM
     Solar energy is one of the most widely used renewable source of energy. One can use renewable energy technologies to convert solar energy into electricity.
  • 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. What kind of investment seems most feasible for you?

    Georgie Rae 3/21/2018 1:24 PM
    I think investment into geothermal energy is a great idea. We use geothermal energy at my house. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Georgie Rae 3/14/2018 6:47 AM
    Reduce- amount of water and electricity used in the house 
    Reuse- water bottles to drink or use recyclables to make items good for the enviroment like bird feeders 
    Refuse- DO NOT use plastic bags

  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

    Georgie Rae 3/14/2018 6:40 AM
    I would rather use that money to give back to the environment in some way, shape, or form,especially using it to make a pollinator garden.