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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Kyra Garcia

Reinhabitors-2019

"Let's not heck up our planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 611 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    56
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    56
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    451
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    23
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    315
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kyra 's Actions

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 28 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 8.09 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 8 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 6 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will research and tell 3 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 4
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).

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

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 4 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Kyra  Garcia's avatar
    Kyra Garcia 4/22/2019 9:36 AM
    I have been so...inactive. but just like Andy said, the way I'm freaking out now since we only have 3 days left reflects the larger scale reaction of the people of this world realizing we only have a few years left before this planet completely dies.
  • 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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    Kyra Garcia 4/22/2019 9:32 AM
    I always have to take the bus to school anyway, so it's not like it makes too much of a difference in my routine.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:39 PM
    idk if this counts, but I walked to work and I walked back home instead of getting a ride from my parents (but I guess I only walked back since it was early out and not 11 at night...)

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      Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:40 PM
      I also always really enjoy walking to work regardless, and it's not even that far of a walk

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:29 PM
    a basic summary--

    no one: 
    scientists using the water under the earth's crust that's been heated by the core to generate a  water flash (steam)-based energy system: it's gettin a little steamy in here innit

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:15 PM
    WHY did I choose to join the challenge??? that's getting too personal. but posting this earned me 5 points so woHOOO REINHABITORS 2019!!!
  • 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?

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:12 PM
    Well, from the video I watched, micro turbines don't seems to be very cost efficient or logical... they need to be structured a certain way AND they have to rely on consistent wind. I guess it depends on where they're placed though. But it seems that solar panels are a more reliable choice.

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:10 PM
    I thought I was going to be more consistent in completing my challenges... I just hope I can do at LEAST 1 each day instead of every other day.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2. What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 10:01 PM
    yikees...just bought me a nice carbon offset deal. spent a little more than I thought I would but i did save a lot of pounds of carbon
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

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    Kyra Garcia 4/07/2019 9:46 PM
    Talking to people is rough, especially when you have to do it multiple times.... explaining the same thing over and over again. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Kyra Garcia 4/05/2019 2:32 PM
    recycling isn't that hard y'all, y'all just lazy