April 3 - April 24, 2019

Sarna Salzman

SEEDS

"getting to simple doesn't necessarily mean easy."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 165 This Week
  • 487 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 6 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 12 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

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 Challenge

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 1 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Sarna Salzman 4/24/2019 2:03 PM
    I truly can't believe that the month has flown by; there were so many additional challenges I wanted to get to.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but may its carbon footprint is not obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

    Sarna Salzman 4/24/2019 2:02 PM
    US DOT is in favor of using fly ash to replace portland cement in mixes: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/Pavement/recycling/fach03.cfm

    And let this be a plug for using local Black Locust instead of imported pressure treated lumber :)

  • Sarna Salzman 3/08/2019 1:01 PM
    super excited to participate for the second time in 2019!