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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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KATIE HALL

EcoChallenge Rhinebeck

"I want to learn more about my impact on the environment so I can make educated and positive decisions in my daily life and benefit my community."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,163 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    177
    minutes
    spent learning

KATIE's 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

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 3 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 3 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 0
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 70 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 14
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

Materials

Launch a Recycling Program

#56 Industrial Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Uncompleted
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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 9:00 PM
    Women  even though they often produce more food than men are allocated fewer resources, land, and rights as men which can hurt their productivity. Support women farmers and the world will have more food to feed the starving.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:53 PM
    Higher income areas and countries use more transportation. This is because people can afford cars and increased transportation to other places is a part of economic growth. We don't realize how privileged we are in Rhinebeck where we each drive our own cars to school each day. I once had a conversation with a girl from Ghana who found it crazy that most Juniors and seniors drive their own/a family car to school because there almost no one has cars; only the rich. 

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:43 PM

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:39 PM
  • 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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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:32 PM
    A sustainable community is one that creates a very minimal carbon footprint and responsibly disposes of its waste. But mostly a sustainable community does not use up more natural resources than the amount which it will need in the future.
  • 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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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:20 PM
    Soil is a carbon sink so the more responsibly we farm, the more carbon we can take out of the atmosphere and store in soil.

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:12 PM
    #ecochallengegrind Only about 45 minutes left! Do some research challenges and post, its never too late.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 8:05 PM
    All of these reasons inspire me. I fear the methane emissions from food waste and the fact that many people in the world are starving and a third of food is wasted disgusts me.

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 7:58 PM
    I help to run the Mad Dash in Rhinebeck and a way we can be more ecofriendly is by using compostable bioplastic cups. 

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    KATIE HALL 4/24/2019 7:58 PM
    I help to run the Mad Dash in Rhinebeck and a way we can be more ecofriendly is by using compostable bioplastic cups.