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Humpback Tess

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"I hope to incorporate environmentally friendly actions into my daily life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 742 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    160
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    160
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    0.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    7.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    25
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    242
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    23
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    12
    minutes
    spent learning

Humpback's Actions

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Test Drive an Electric Bike

Electric Bicycles

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 Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 30 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 7 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Humpback Tess's avatar
    Humpback Tess 2/10/2021 6:46 AM
    Ecochallenge has been very interesting.

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    Humpback Tess 2/10/2021 6:43 AM
    I would have never done research on some very interesting topics if it weren't for ecochallenge.

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    Humpback Tess 2/09/2021 6:34 PM
    Ecochallenge has been a very fun way of reminding to take care of the environment!

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    Humpback Tess 2/09/2021 9:07 AM
    Ecochallenge is really fun!

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    Humpback Tess 2/08/2021 9:15 AM
    My drawdown ecochallenge has been very surprising. I thought that this was just another assignment for me, but it actually has inspired me a lot.

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    Humpback Tess 2/08/2021 8:53 AM
    Ecochallenge is really fun!

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    Humpback Tess 2/08/2021 7:42 AM
    The ecochallenge is helping me change my environmental-related decisions.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Humpback Tess 2/08/2021 6:51 AM
    I don't know if they are available in my community but you can easily order them online.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation 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?

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    Humpback Tess 2/08/2021 6:01 AM
    I normally drive but my family drives an electric car. An electric bike can help with climate friendly choices into my life because it will not release greenhouse gases lime driving a car would.

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    Humpback Tess 2/08/2021 5:57 AM
     I have learned so much more about climate change with DRAWDOWN!!