April 3 - April 24, 2019

DORNA SCHROETER

EcoChallenge Rhinebeck

"Inspiring people to reimagine their relationship with our planet."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,318 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    10
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    people
    helped
  • up to
    17
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Materials

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

#55 Household Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

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

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

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

COMPLETED 5 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#59 Bike Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.82 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY 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

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 5 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 20 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 6 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 25 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 50 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 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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.

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

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Feed


  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/24/2019 6:34 PM
    Thanks, Chantal for all your efforts in organizing our great team and for your daily support emails!!  Our kids are lucky to have you as an educator!!!

    • Chantal Collins 4/24/2019 6:39 PM
      THANK YOU!! I am so sorry I couldn't make it tonight.  I had a 6:15 appointment and I am running on fumes.  You have been such an inspiration :)

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/24/2019 6:28 PM
    Congratulations to Team Rhinebeck! Lots of learning and actions undertaken. Don't stop, keep moving toward a more sustainable lifestyle and, let's strive to make Rhinebeck a Drawdown community!

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/23/2019 6:25 PM
    Don't forget Starr Library's Taste It, Don't Waste It on Friday night!! Nan really pulled together a great program to support Drawdown!!

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/23/2019 6:23 PM
    Just decided to donate to EcoChallenge to support this great action-oriented community building platform!

    • Chantal Collins 4/23/2019 6:43 PM
      Thank you for being such a strong supporter and advocate for the environment!!!

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/23/2019 6:07 PM
    Love to read about everyone experiences, a great community has formed. What's next for Rhinebeck? How can we deepen this experience? 

    • DORNA SCHROETER 4/23/2019 6:46 PM
      I feel the same way!! Yes, I will keep the FB page going. Melissa wants to create DD circles to continue our efforts.  I will reengage after the judging cycle for the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge is over in early June (we had 80 middle and high school submissions this year)!!

    • Chantal Collins 4/23/2019 6:17 PM
      I hope this is just the beginning.  Hoping to help make rhinebeck a drawdown community!

    • vanessa bertozzi 4/23/2019 6:17 PM
      So glad to have met you through this project. Let's stay in touch! Can we keep the Facebook page going too?

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/22/2019 11:28 AM
    Celebrating Earth day by doing EcoChallenge actions

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/21/2019 5:20 PM
    I am looking forward to doing a presentation on sustainability at the high school on Wednesday night!

  • DORNA SCHROETER 4/21/2019 5:19 PM
    With my vegan niece living with us, we have been eating vegan for the past few weeks. There are so many wonderful recipes!!!  I  keep telling her she should offer some classes. Today we made two raw, vegan Easter desserts!!!  YUM!!
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

    DORNA SCHROETER 4/20/2019 4:43 PM
    I have long supported Woman for Woman and just made three loans through Kiva.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

    DORNA SCHROETER 4/20/2019 4:40 PM
    Because they understand the value of family and community and are more collaborative than men.