April 3 - April 24, 2019

Amanda Tsuetaki

Carrboro High School Drawdown Team

"I hope to inspire actions to create a greener and environmental friendly world!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,097 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    60
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    290
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 3 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 17 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 20 OF 22
DAILY 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 20 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • 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 eating smaller portions?

    Amanda Tsuetaki 4/04/2019 3:57 PM
    Eating smaller plates is so important because you will be benefiting our environment but also it is better for our health as humans to not overeat. This will give us major health benefits and reduce the risk of harming yourself. Eating smaller portions is a great first step in creating a more eco-friendly world!

    • Sarah Duffer 4/11/2019 12:18 PM
      Amanda! You're presently the third ranked student in the EcoChallenge! Way to go! Keep it up!
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Amanda Tsuetaki 4/04/2019 3:52 PM
    I found out how many vast ways there are to gain transport in a more eco-efficient way! I think the up and coming electric vehicle industry can lead the way to a healthier environment! I hope to get an electric car to reduce my carbon emissions. 

  • Amanda Tsuetaki 3/11/2019 6:00 PM
    Hi y'all! I am so excited to start Ecochallenge at Carrboro High School. We have about 3 weeks till the Ecochallenge starts, so we should start recruiting peers, teachers, and friends to our team! 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

    Amanda Tsuetaki 3/11/2019 5:55 PM
    I have focused on bringing a reusable water bottle to school! My Nalgene has become my go to for all my water needs. If I were to use single use water bottles that would be 3 a day, so I am glad I switched! I also enjoy repurposing clothes, specifically my brother's. I have stopped using fast fashion brands which creates many problems for the environment. I use reusable bags when shopping for grocery's and I love shopping at my local farmers market and grocery store! Incorporating these R's in my life has become routine and I love working to create a greener community.