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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Brenda Jensen

HR Climate Coolers

"I want to reduce my carbon footprint by using less plastic, less packaging, get better about recycling correctly and consistently."

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Brenda 's Actions


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.

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).

One-Time Action


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.



Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

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

One-Time Action


Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

One-Time Action


  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Brenda Jensen 4/24/2019 11:15 AM
    I discovered/confirmed by keeping the food waste log that very little of our food goes into the garbage as we compost and have chickens/dogs/cats that all benefit from the food we don't consume.  So that made me feel good.  What I do see is that there is a lot of food packaging in the garbage so want to focus more on buying items whenever possible with less packaging and/or providing my own reusable package when purchasing/storing.  To help with that, I did purchase reusable mesh bags to put produce in so I don't use the plastic ones provided in the grocery store.  This was a good exercise for me!
  • 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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    Brenda Jensen 4/12/2019 4:21 PM
    Good that we are no longer allowed to use the chemical that affects the ozone layer but the replacement HFC is 1000 to 9000 times worse in creating carbon dioxide.  Why was that a choice - just swaps one destructive thing for another.