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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Rebecca Benton

Comerica Bank

Points Total

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  • 548 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    people
    helped
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent learning

Rebecca's Actions

Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

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    Rebecca Benton 4/23/2019 6:51 AM
    I have been reading about microloans for a while now, and wanted to participate.  I finally did it after learning more about the process and reading about individual entrepreneurs that just need a bit of help to get started or grow their business.  I'm interested to see how it works out.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

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    Rebecca Benton 4/23/2019 6:38 AM
    It is encouraging that countries and businesses are exploring new ways to reduce the carbon footprint relating to electricity generation.  I hope these innovative changes can move us in the right direction
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

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    Rebecca Benton 4/19/2019 6:30 AM
    In the articles I read, it sounds like regenerative agriculture can help climate change.  Even General Mills is getting in to the practice.  It also allows ranchers to raise cattle without harmful antibiotics and fertilizers.  It also allows for water conservation.

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    Rebecca Benton 4/19/2019 5:50 AM
    Now that my kids are older, I have more time and find myself paying attention to how my lifestyle impacts the environment.  I have more time to reduce and reuse the things I have, and when getting rid of things in my house I am putting them right in the hands of people that can use them instead of dropping them off at Goodwill.  
  • 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?

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    Rebecca Benton 4/18/2019 6:15 AM
    I did not know that the dates on packages were for quality and not when food is dangerous to eat.  I always throw away food after the date has passed, not knowing that it is still safe to eat.  I will definitely pay more attention to this in the future.
  • 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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    Rebecca Benton 4/17/2019 5:38 AM
    Plastic is such a part of our everyday lives, but so bad for the environment.  I can find out more about alternatives to plastic use in my life and make adjustments that matter.
  • 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?

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    Rebecca Benton 4/17/2019 5:35 AM
    I just got back from Arizona, where I did a long hike each day.  It is so beautiful there.  I want to change my daily walk routine and walk in different places around my home.

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      TAKISHA MCCLAIN 4/17/2019 8:01 AM
      Rebecca, I tried that this weekend and it was nice to see a different view. I'm sure we will not find nothing as beautiful as Arizona but we can keep trying.

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    Rebecca Benton 4/09/2019 6:25 AM
    I'm combining my daily walk with a 10,000 step daily fitness challenge at work.  So many people are taking a few minutes to get away from their desks and walk for a few minutes.  It is great to see
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Rebecca Benton 4/04/2019 8:12 AM
    I watched several videos on YouTube that talked about aerobic digesters.  What an interesting concept!  It's really exciting to learn about people that are creating solutions that can one day be adopted across the world.