April 3 - April 24, 2019

Ryan Workman

PAE Engineers

"Arrive at solutions that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 175 This Week
  • 919 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 4 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Electricity Generation

Rooftop Solar Consultation

#10 Rooftop Solar

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Uncompleted
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

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

#80 Retrofitting

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out if my city, region, or state offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.82 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0 OF 22
DAILY 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

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Ryan Workman 4/24/2019 8:31 PM
    The most obvious is the fuel savings,  But honestly for me a bicycle makes more sense for my daily driver

  • Ryan Workman 4/24/2019 8:21 AM
    Last day.  There is still time left to get in some of those one time challenges!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Ryan Workman 4/24/2019 8:18 AM
    It helps me not throw out things that are still good, even though they are "expired"
  • 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?

    Ryan Workman 4/23/2019 2:14 PM
    I was surprised how little energy the existing and expensive projects actually produce.

  • Ryan Workman 4/22/2019 7:53 AM
    Happy Earth Day everybody!

  • Ryan Workman 4/19/2019 11:53 AM
    Increase the sense of community around you.  Smile!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but may its carbon footprint is not obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

    Ryan Workman 4/17/2019 12:52 PM
    Asphalt?  It looks like the National Asphalt Pavement Association has a sustainability report.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Ryan Workman 4/17/2019 12:50 PM
    Walking bring life to a neighborhood like rain to the desert.  Continuous sidewalks would make it better.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

    Ryan Workman 4/17/2019 12:36 PM
    The Citizen's building is the tallest, but the wind potential here is not very high.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Research Retrofitting Incentives
    How can you share what you have learned in your research with others?

    Ryan Workman 4/15/2019 8:13 AM
    Not a lot of incentives that I could find for updating underfloor insulation in my home.  The local utility has one but the state and federal ones have all expired.