April 3 - April 24, 2019

Andrea Reany

Rural Action Drawdown Discussion Group

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 312 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 120 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 3 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

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.

COMPLETED 2 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will donate to The Nature Conservancy, which works with Indigenous Peoples to secure land tenure and resource rights, support improved governance and local institutions, assist in natural resource mapping, planning and management; and strengthen livelihoods and sustainable economic development.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

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

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Andrea Reany 4/04/2019 6:31 AM
    For this challenge I read parts of the book, "Farming While Black" to learn more about our food system's foundation in systemic racism and how the Soul Fire Farm in Albany, New York is returning land to Black people and Black people to the land as a tool for reparations and recovering the loss from centuries of slavery and institutionalized discrimination.