April 3 - April 24, 2019

James Weaver

New Paltz Contemporary Issues in Photography

"Let’s make the world better it’s that simple "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,133 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,438
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    80
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    40
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    120
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 18.8 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 7.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

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

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

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 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

Action Track: Social Justice

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

Women and Girls

Start a Social Media Campaign

#6 Educating Girls

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 3 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

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY 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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

    James Weaver 4/24/2019 3:54 PM
    I try to share my opinions onhow  we can improve and learn how I can improve my daily habitsto  make a difference 
  • 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!

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 3:21 PM
    Planned parent hood is important not just because of abortion and women’s choice but it provides other important healthcare for women 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 3:20 PM
    Most things are run by old white men so even if they aren’t bigoted most people when thinking about an issue relates it to themselves which leads to no one thinking about women 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 3:14 PM
    It makes more sense both eco wise and pricing for me to just stay in the country rather then travel to other countries 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 3:13 PM
    Price is very important to people because of how the economy works so if as a society we switch to that making it the new form of transportation then prices will also be reasonable 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 11:12 AM
    Having virtual meetings cuts down not only on transportation additions but saves time and energy and stress overall
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 11:11 AM
    I learned that there are greener ways to get around when traveling 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 11:11 AM
    I can just use recycled paper whenever possible and make sure to always recycle paper when I’m done with it
  • Reflection Question
    Transport 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?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 11:10 AM
    I walk everywhere I can driving a mile sounds like the dumbest thing I have ever seen
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

    James Weaver 4/19/2019 10:45 AM
    We over farm animals and advertising makes people fee that meet is just always needed in your diet when it isn’t