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Robin Roberts

UU DD 2021 MVUC

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,414 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3,437
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    205
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    26
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    122
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    724
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    310
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    150
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Robin's Actions

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 90 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 59
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 60 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 5 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

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 58
DAILY ACTIONS

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 49
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 59
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown 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 59
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 59
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 55
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”

Planet Money recently interviewed the co-founders of Tradewater to learn about the dangerous impact that old refrigerants have on our environment. I will listen to the podcast to learn more about this necessary solution in fighting a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will visit Tradewater’s website to learn more about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 4 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Robin Roberts 5/07/2021 7:52 AM
    I just watched this very encouraging video on ‘regenerative agriculture’. Livestock aside, the land management approaches for bringing wasted landscapes back to living biomes (?) is truly exciting!
    https://youtu.be/6vQW8Tl_KLc

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    Robin Roberts 4/22/2021 7:48 AM
    COMPOSTING: Our family was on the prowl for an environmentally aware and organic tea source. We were surprised and actually elated with what we found...a company by the name of Teatulia. The depth to which this company has gone to check so many of the environmental responsible boxes was truly impressive. A great story. But the reason for today's post was not about tea, but about COMPOST and WORMS!!! <--- miraculous creatures.  I received and email from Teatulia today on the subject of composting and worms. Another great story to add to this company's environmental progress. If you have the time / interest, go to the URLs shown below and dig in (no pun intended)!!! 

    https://www.teatulia.com/blog/close-the-loop/?_ke=eyJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIlV0cUdIcyIsICJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJyYm5yYnJ0c0BtZS5jb20ifQ%3D%3D

    https://www.teatulia.com/blog/lindas-worms/

    Enjoy!!!!

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    Robin Roberts 4/22/2021 6:52 AM
    ...and to dig a bit deeper into 'buying up rusting CFC canisters' , the dashboard item under INDUSTRY; “SELL ME YOUR CLIMATE BOMBS” was an eye opener. A good listen into the continued effort to get rid of significants holds of these old and environmentally dangerous refrigerants.

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    Robin Roberts 4/01/2021 8:36 AM
    Learned a bit more about Dominion Energy’s renewable resource commitments! A very pleasant surprise and in the process signed up for 100% renewable energy for our home. Dig through the available info at https://www.dominionenergy.com/virginia/renewable-energy-programs/all-renewable. Cool stuff!!!

    • Beck MVUC Mordini's avatar
      Beck MVUC Mordini 4/23/2021 6:54 PM
      So Dominion purchases renewables to match the amount of energy I use? It seems a small premium to pay, but wondering if it really helps?  Interested in more info or a discussion.

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    Robin Roberts 3/31/2021 5:16 AM
    Much information to continue to review and several ‘tasks’ initiated. 

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    Robin Roberts 3/30/2021 6:24 AM
    Impressive program! What a fantastic mechanism to motivate the masses to participate in saving the planet! Granular bit by granular bit. Exciting stuff. Today (my first day of membership) I will be burrowing into the many attractive rabbit holes to find what is of the most interest.