April 3 - April 24, 2019

Owen Samra

Poly Prep Green Devils

"My Mission is to help everyone make the Earth healthier!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,615 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    68
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    420
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    20
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    63
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    420
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    90
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    212
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Upgrade My Windows

#31 Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass 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 Challenge

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 3.28 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 7 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed


  • Owen Samra 4/22/2019 5:23 AM
    I think that we should continue doing these challenges, Eco Challenge or not, after the challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Owen Samra 4/18/2019 5:21 AM
    I think that a sustainable water future would really help the environment, but we need everyone to help.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Owen Samra 4/05/2019 5:20 AM
    Improving my home's energy efficiency makes me feel better about what I can to to help the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Owen Samra 4/04/2019 7:38 AM
    I can advocate for eco-friendly transportation needs while also meeting human needs by making public transportation more convenient for people. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Owen Samra 4/04/2019 7:26 AM
    I think that environmental quality influences my sense of community because the more natural places there are to enjoy, the more people will go there and more people will meet new people.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

    Owen Samra 4/04/2019 7:23 AM
    These things are also health and social justice issues because these things can make people sick and it is unfair because the people who use these things don't have access to a safe cook stove, which everyone should have.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

    Owen Samra 4/04/2019 7:09 AM
    Things that influence my transportation choices include time and convenience, and I think that public transportation should be more easily acceptable to everyone, so more people use it.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Owen Samra 4/04/2019 7:07 AM
    I already own a fuel-efficient vehicle, and I have seen the lesser impact it has on the environment compared to a car my family used to own, and I think using one is a great way to make a change.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Test Drive an Electric Bike
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Private vehicles account for 60% of trips of a mile or less. Do you often drive short distances instead of biking or walking? If so, how might incorporating an electric bike into your lifestyle help you make more climate-friendly choices?

    Owen Samra 4/03/2019 11:51 AM
    Sometimes I will drive a short distance instead of walking or biking, but I think that an electric bike will help me not do that.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Owen Samra 4/03/2019 9:42 AM
    Planting trees is good for us because it helps the environment, it makes us calmer, it makes us stronger, and it helps animals.