April 4 - April 25, 2018
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Gayla Schmidt

Co-op Climate Action Network (CCAN) - Organic Valley

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Challenges

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Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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Electricity Generation

Rooftop Solar Consultation

#10 Rooftop Solar

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

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Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

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Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

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Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

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

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Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

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Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

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

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Electricity Generation

Solar Water Consultation

#41 Solar Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

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Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

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

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

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Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

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Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 10 friends, family and/or colleagues.

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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.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will support women-owned businesses when I shop this month.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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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).

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Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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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.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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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.

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Feed

  • Gayla Schmidt 4/24/2018 11:33 AM
    Some challenges are more difficult than others, but worth the time and effort.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/24/2018 11:29 AM
    I use biomass technology for heating if the form of wood and wood pellets. I didn't realize grass clipping fell under this category.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/20/2018 7:11 AM
    Reducing the amount of coffee I drink will be difficult but worth it. One small step at a time.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/20/2018 7:09 AM
    Wow Coffee! I had no idea coffee was a contributor of deforestation. Definitely verified the my decision to buy a coffee plant, I've been contemplating for a couple seasons now. I know it takes a couple years to mature but definitely worth the wait, one small step in the right direction.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/20/2018 6:10 AM
    Family planning in under develpoped countries could help reduce the mortatily rate among women and infants.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/19/2018 11:58 AM
    I will pay more attention to which verbiage it is, use by, sell by, or best by. I grow or raise most of my own food so I seldom see these dates.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/18/2018 12:28 PM
    Our household has prepared for changing water situations by changing out showerheads, reducing the volume of the water tank on the toilet. We catch rain water to water the garden. I have an artesian well I just plumbed into the houses main water supply as a backup.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/18/2018 11:51 AM
    I live rurally so it can be difficult to find Bamboo products locally. I try to use repurposed material. For example, I'm building a new (old) barn. I have been collecting as much used material as I can find.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/17/2018 5:24 PM
    Care about taking action on climate chance for the future of my children and future generations. I want them to enjoy a clean healthy environment, clean water, chemical and pesticide free foods.
  • Gayla Schmidt 4/16/2018 12:13 PM
    I have never heard about Silvopasture before now. The biggest advantage would be getting both pasture and wooded areas to work together, to create enough food and shelter for my herd. I have the perfect area and plan on trying this with my animals.