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Dominic Raymond

VANIER Sustainability-in-Action

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 721 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    287
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    845
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    19
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Dominic's Actions

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

install solar powered batteries

Install solar powered batteries to charge almost any kind of equipement around the house

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

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.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 12 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Dominic Raymond 12/02/2020 2:52 PM
    I believe this Ecochallenge was very nice and had it's place in the sustainability class. It kind of forced us to do our part in being more aware of what we are doing each day. I think this challenge got us all out of our confort zone since we wouldn't have done these actions if hadn't been exposed to them. This is definitely something I could recommend doing with other classes even if they aren't related to sustainability. For this challenge, I was particularly happy with my reduction in pollution by either using my bike as a main source of transportation or even lowering my electricity usage. This has really helped me see for myself how great of a change I can make by only following a few small steps. I will surely continue some of these actions even without the challenge when this course ends.

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    Dominic Raymond 11/24/2020 9:35 AM
    By going around the house, I noticed multiple lightbulbs were not LED so, I decided to go to the store and buy some and replace every single one of them so that it would consume less electricity. This will not only save money, but also help the environnement.

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    Dominic Raymond 11/11/2020 8:32 AM
    I have decided to go meatless for 2 meals everyday out of 3. The only meal I eat meat in now is supper now. I used to eat a lot of mest mostly because of sports and the daily efforts I had to do, but since we are all stuck inside, I don't need as much of this energy.

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    Dominic Raymond 11/03/2020 1:01 PM
    Since there is a bus stop at the end of my street and that I use it very often, I have decided i would clean it up a little. This morning, i went to the stop and picked up all the papers and different trash laying around it, cleaned the small stains on the glass and cut a few branchs from the bushes which were blocking the stop view from behind it. This will greatly facilitate the driver's job to see if any passengers are waiting for the bus.

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    Dominic Raymond 10/17/2020 2:31 PM
    around the garage, I started installing with the help of my dad some solar panels to charge some pieces of equipment he uses for his company. Instead of having them charge all day in the wall plug, he will now plug them in batteries powered by these solar panels. 

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    Dominic Raymond 10/15/2020 3:02 PM
    With all the compost we produce at home, we started throwing it into a compost bin in our backyard a few years ago. With the years, it has growed a lot, so we decided to take a part and distribute it in the plants. Compost helps the plants to grow, and it helped us get rid of some extra instead of throwing it out.

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    Dominic Raymond 10/11/2020 9:44 PM
    I have now cut all transportation methods that use gas for more than a week to replace them with my bike. I have had a minimum of 20km per day to travel, but because sports are cancelled due to covid, I decided to exercice while minimizing the pollution I used to produce. This has been really good for my personal health, and has saved approximately 35 pounds of co2 every day.