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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Jamie Jacquart

Team SouthCoast

"I am dedicated to helping live a sustainable life and share what I have learned with others and inspire them to do the same."

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Jamie's actions

Land Use

Restore Wetlands

#52 Coastal Wetlands

I will volunteer 5 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

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Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

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Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

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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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

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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).

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Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

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

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Social Justice

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Jamie Jacquart 4/24/2019 2:05 PM
    I really do love this challenge! It has helped me to learn more about my own behaviors as well as new ways that I can make a difference.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/23/2019 1:17 PM
    I had soup for lunch today. So, OK, I did have 6 crackers with it as well, but I have actually felt full for most of the afternoon and think that I'll actually be hungry for dinner!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/22/2019 1:39 PM
    I'm so happy for our team and their continued progress that they are showing!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Use Restore Wetlands
    How do wetlands differ from other ecosystems -- both in the services they offer and in your personal experience of them?

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/22/2019 1:38 PM
    These spaces are special in that they are providing multiple services. First, they are holding onto rainwater and not just efficiently moving out through a stormwater runoff system. Second, they are actually recharging our aquifers, which is important for available fresh water for drinking. Lastly, they provide a refuge for certain creatures to be able to lay their eggs, such as in Vernal Pools. So, while they may not be seen as "useful" to some, to other creatures, they are literally the difference between existence and extinction.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/19/2019 6:59 AM
    It's been fun describing this project to friends and family and encouraging them to check it out as well!

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/18/2019 1:02 PM
    This really is the game changing solution for all of us at the moment. Refrigerants are currently very destructive to the environment, so finding a number of alternate solutions is critical in reducing our GHG's. I was really intrigued by the idea of compacting snow and storing it until summer to use at that time as chilled water; genius!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/15/2019 12:47 PM
    I did not realize just how important forests are to acting as a carbon sink. However, that is also in danger due to the number of forest fires that are taking place with the changing climate. 
  • 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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    Jamie Jacquart 4/15/2019 12:07 PM
    36% of food waste in Denmark is at the consumer level. While production, storage and transportation contribute a larger amount collectively, consumers can play a significant part in making a difference in reducing food waste.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/14/2019 7:48 AM
    So happy to see our team learning in so many broad areas! Keep it up everyone!!!

  • 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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    Jamie Jacquart 4/12/2019 7:13 AM
    I had no idea that such a thing even existed! Apparently this can be used as a part of the exoskeleton for a building, but can also be used in pavers for a sidewalk or parking area!