April 3 - April 24, 2019

Kenneth Rothwell

Red Hook Central School District

"My mission is to be helpful to my daughter's mission."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,027 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

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

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 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 Challenge

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/24/2019 4:54 PM
    This 22 day challenge actually went by faster than I thought it would. I was able to cover a lot of interesting topics and gain many insights I might not have otherwise had.

  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/23/2019 5:28 PM
    Just opted to go paperless with a creditor. Too bad we can't force all junk mail to do too!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Kenneth Rothwell 4/23/2019 5:27 PM
    The one thing that is most important to me ... Family

  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/23/2019 5:12 PM
    I find that when I'm out and about that I"m more conscious about my surroundings, such as picking up litter as I"m out for a walk.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice 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?

    Kenneth Rothwell 4/21/2019 10:50 AM
    Without balance we only assure ourselves of depleting sustainability. That's why it's important to me!
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Kenneth Rothwell 4/21/2019 7:02 AM
    To me, education and access to basic resources still seems the best way to get our hands around family planning and yet is so greatly needed in so many areas of the world. It's hard to believe that some women still believe babies get delivered by being dropped out of planes overhead. That has to change!
  • 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?

    Kenneth Rothwell 4/20/2019 3:01 AM
    Harnessing the power of oceans for generating electricity is being done using some innovative techniques. Researching this area showed me some of the newer technologies being used that I wasn't aware of. I was rather surprised at how much potential there is towards getting this to work. As long as it can be done without harming our oceans or sea life, it seems to be a pretty good approach to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/19/2019 4:51 PM
    Incredible how peatlands can eliminate almost all the harmful bacteria from waste water. Learning about how housing developments use it for their own waste water treatment and are able to remove all e-coli would seem to make it an attractive solution for many areas.

  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/18/2019 5:18 PM
    Peatlands are a beautiful sight to behold and benefit us in many ways!
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  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/18/2019 5:13 PM
    Researching more about peatlands only draws attention to how we all need to take a part in keeping our ecosystems intact. We're here for only a short amount of time. However future generations will depend on our actions of today.