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Blake Wolfanger

Team OzOnE

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Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day or 450 gallons (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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Materials

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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Food

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

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Transport

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 2 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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Transport

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/26/2020 8:32 AM
    I will unsubscribed to unneeded subscriptions and I will avoid using paper unless absolutely necessary.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/26/2020 8:31 AM
    I cant control the shower pressure here at Brockport but I am able to take shorter showers to reduce the amount of water being used.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/24/2020 9:03 AM
    I live in a dorm room so I don't do too much cooking but when I do cook I make sure to include vegetables in my meals and I make sure to not waste any of it.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    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 from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/24/2020 8:47 AM
    Eating and serving smaller portions of food will help us not waste food and it will also help us maintain a healthy weight 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/24/2020 8:46 AM
    I would rather use the money wasted to pay my bills or simply just improve the quality of life for myself and others
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/24/2020 8:44 AM
    People in richer areas eat more meat because meat can be expensive and they can afford it. Eating more meat is good for us because it is protein however it can be bad for us if we eat too much of it.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/24/2020 8:40 AM
    Yes, when I go to work I could carpool with one of my co-workers or if I go the store I could carpool with my friends that also need to go instead of driving separate.
  • 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?

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    Blake Wolfanger 2/24/2020 8:39 AM
    instead of using air travel in the future, I could drive or take a train to my destination.