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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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McKenna Becker

ARROWSTREET EAST & SOUTH

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 462 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    80
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    80
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    50
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    432
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    7.0
    minutes
    spent learning

McKenna's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 27 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 7 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 4 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • 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?

    McKenna Becker's avatar
    McKenna Becker 4/16/2019 9:24 AM
    Tuition money for college!
  • 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?

    McKenna Becker's avatar
    McKenna Becker 4/12/2019 6:06 AM
    The concrete sidewalk going from Hampshire St to Broadway always had huge cracks where the slabs of concrete would meet, but they just got filled in with asphalt over the weekend! Definitely makes my walk more enjoyable. 
  • 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?

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    McKenna Becker 4/03/2019 6:56 AM
    Cars, planes, trains, lightbulbs, meat, cell phones, and bottled water. You can find out your personal footprint by taking the quiz on www.footprintcalculator.org to see how many Earths would be needed to sustain your lifestyle! Mine is 2.3 Earths.