April 3 - April 24, 2019

Kellianne Ticcony

EcoChallenge Rhinebeck

"Just trying to save the world! Current RHS Environmental Club President 🌍🦋🦈"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,498 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    44
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    13
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    21
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    182
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 21 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 2 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 5 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED 5 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

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

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 3 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 4 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 8 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

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.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 20 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/24/2019 7:09 PM
    I learned that in the United States, 45% of the pregnancies are unintended. The impact of family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting women's expressed needs, equality, and well-being of the planet to reach the ultimate goal. Expanding access to family planning can range from the increase in the supply of affordable contraception and education about sex and reproduction. An investment in family planning could also help to keep us from reaching a point of overpopulation. 


  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? Were you surprised by the information you found?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/24/2019 7:05 PM
    I was extremely surprised to learn that tidal energy is one of the oldest forms of energy. Especially because it is not very widely used as I feel it could be today, but it is very efficient. I had assumed when I first heard of the technology that it was newer, therefore not widely implemented. After my research, I feel many more places could be taking advantage of this clean and efficient form of energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/24/2019 6:54 PM
    Not only are trees essential to a healthy ecosystem, but they are also extremely beautiful. 

  • Kellianne Ticcony 4/24/2019 2:42 PM
    Come celebrate Earth Day tonight
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    at Rhinebeck High School. The lecture will start at 7.
  • 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?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/23/2019 8:15 AM
    At my local grocery store, I see many products with labels that state they are a woman owned and operated company, I like to support them by purchasing their products when possible. Social media is also a good place to find companies that are woman owned and operated.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/23/2019 6:47 AM
    My biggest concern about our effect on the planet is how much meat we consume. Especially in North America. I feel like meat should be a smaller portion of a person's diet, getting consumed a few times a week. A transition to a more plant based diet would be extremely beneficial to the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/23/2019 6:46 AM
    I prioritize lots of things that provide me happiness over material stuff. I find happiness in non material things such as scuba diving, hiking, dancing, learning, volunteering, and spending time with my animals. I definitely prioritize the care of my pets over material stuff
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/23/2019 6:43 AM
    I learned that the only food that cannot be donated is sushi. Every other food can be donated as long as donation rules are followed.  
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/22/2019 3:28 PM
    I have started to check food and cosmetic labels for Elaeis guineensis,  Ethyl Palmitate, Glyceryl,  Hydrogenated palm glycerides, Octyl Palmitate,  Palm fruit oil, Palm kernel, Palm stearine, Palmate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Palmityl alcohol, Palmolein, Sodium Kernelate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium palm kernelate, and Stearate. Any products with these ingredients contain palm oil. I keep the list in the notes on my phone and take time to compare with labels in the store. Some companies even use vegetable oil on their labels to hide that they're using palm oil.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

    Kellianne Ticcony 4/22/2019 3:25 PM
    I find tidal energy the most exciting because is innovative and efficient. If we use tidal energy we could provide electricity to 25% of the USA!