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April 3 - April 24, 2019
Angela Dellinger's avatar

Angela Dellinger

HR Climate Coolers

"Trees are a gift of life"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,270 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    420
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    420
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    68
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    22
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Angela's Actions

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 4 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 35 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 5.74 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Angela Dellinger's avatar
    Angela Dellinger 4/24/2019 2:15 PM
    Growing up in a small town in Texas, we didn't really have public transportation, other than the school bus.  Even in Houston, options were pretty limited and most people drove - parking was rarely an issue.  I always wished there were better public transportation options because I don't really like driving in traffic, and it seemed so much more efficient.  I'm grateful to have convenient public transportation into Seattle.

  • 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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    Angela Dellinger 4/23/2019 2:54 PM
    On my walks, I have enjoyed the fresh air :)

  • 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?

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    Angela Dellinger 4/22/2019 10:32 AM
    In North America, we have a long history of abundance of animal meat product availability which I believe has contributed to the high consumption of meat. 
  • 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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    Angela Dellinger 4/22/2019 10:28 AM

    It informs how much and how frequently we purchase certain items in order to avoid waste.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. 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 out of eating smaller portions?

    Angela Dellinger's avatar
    Angela Dellinger 4/22/2019 10:25 AM
    Smaller portions allow you to control overall food intake which improves your health.

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Angela Dellinger's avatar
    Angela Dellinger 4/22/2019 10:24 AM
    As we replace our appliances, continue to buy the most energy efficient appliances on the market.