April 4 - April 25, 2018

Tamara Staton

Citizens Climate Lobby

"To secure the healthy and well-being of life on planet earth"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 477 Total

Participant Impact

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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.

One-Time 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.

One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

One-Time Challenge


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.

One-Time Challenge


Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

One-Time Challenge


Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out 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.

One-Time Challenge


Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

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

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).

One-Time Challenge


  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of this?

    Tamara Staton 4/21/2018 10:44 PM
    There is less water used to wash smaller plates, not by a lot, but some. When we waste less food, we buy less food. When we eat less, we buy less, as well.

  • Tamara Staton 4/13/2018 4:51 PM
    I have been able to remember to check in every day, but I want to recommit!

  • Tamara Staton 4/08/2018 1:02 PM
    Just watched the super short but super interesting and informative video about methane digesters...what an awesome process! Talk about making lemonade from lemons...anyone know why it's taking so long for us to adopt these more in the US (Germany currently leads)....?

  • Tamara Staton 4/07/2018 6:43 PM
    I'm enjoying using smaller plates! I'm NOT enjoying forgetting to log in each day. What are the rest of you doing to remember? I'm thinking a Google reminder could help!

  • Tamara Staton 4/04/2018 6:24 PM
    I've been practicing serving on smaller plates for a week or two and I'm liking it. It helps us eat more mindfully, take what we want, and consider if we want more. 

  • Tamara Staton 4/01/2018 8:36 AM
    Happy Easter everyone! Whatever your beliefs are, I hope you have a refreshing day full of love and relaxation!

  • Tamara Staton 3/21/2018 8:40 AM
    I think I might add some or even all of my challenges to my Google calendar in April so I don't let them get away from me and off my radar...do others of you have similar ideas for us to stay active in April??
    (sometimes having structure helps hold us together and stay strong!)
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    • Tamara Staton 4/01/2018 8:35 AM
      Im sorry this happened to you. Since I'm new to the platform as well I'm not sure exactly what happened or what to advise... The only thing I wonder is about a save button...
      My challenges show up under my actions when I click on my profile.

      If you're still having trouble, I may be able to help you this week in a zoom call, where we could screen share? 

    • Jan Dietrick 3/29/2018 11:09 PM
      When I signed up I set up a bunch of challenges and no logging in they aren't there. Maybe I signed up for too many. Is there anyplace I should click to see what I decided on a few days ago?
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      Rep Caps was a climate leader and the fellow we sent to replace her, Rep Salud Carbajal was able to get on the Climate Solutions Caucus as soon as he got to DC. I believe there will be progress putting a federal price on carbon.

    • Great idea... And, I love this image! Thank you for sharing. 

  • Tamara Staton 3/20/2018 12:56 PM
    I just realized that we get an extra 5 points per day for sharing on our feed...whoohoo to points for open communication! 

    • Tamara Staton 3/21/2018 8:37 AM
      Thanks, Deborah!

    • So glad to see you and your team-mates using this feature. We think the communication aspect is really important as well. There is so much more we can accomplish when doing it together!

    • Tamara Staton 3/20/2018 10:37 PM
      hi Sherry!! Great to see you here, too!!

    • Sherry Hall 3/20/2018 9:12 PM
      Good for you Tamara.  It is excellent to see you here!

    • Tamara Staton 3/20/2018 8:14 PM
      Indeed! Chris, can I ask which chapter you're a part of, and how you heard of the challenge?

    • Chris Harasta 3/20/2018 6:47 PM
      Right?  The communication aspect may be one of the best parts of this!