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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Will Knight

Reinhabitors-2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 518 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    70
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    70
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    71
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    268
    minutes
    spent learning

Will's Actions

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 10.19 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal 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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
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 6
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

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 13 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Will Knight 4/24/2019 1:04 PM
    Last day, let's get this!

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    Will Knight 4/23/2019 9:16 AM
    Last Day? Wait there's one more.

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    Will Knight 4/21/2019 9:36 PM
    Did a carbon offset for my "month" and signed a petition(Global Deal For Nature)
    . Check out the music video "Earth", each view generates revenue and raises awareness + likelihood for people to act/donate. 

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    Will Knight 4/17/2019 10:19 AM
    Still going pretty well, feeling strong!

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    Will Knight 4/15/2019 9:25 AM
    Going pretty well, feeling fitter everyday with the walking.
  • 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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    Will Knight 4/14/2019 6:36 PM
    Again, just like the other reflection. during my time in DC I went walking for a significant period each day. 
  • 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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    Will Knight 4/14/2019 6:35 PM
    With the traveling I did complete over the break, I did have to use uber/lyft. Every time, I budgeted a bit more time than expected and selected a shared ride/carpool. Each time I was in fact paired with other strangers, and we effectively carpooled.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

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    Will Knight 4/14/2019 6:27 PM
    During my Political Science course first semester, we did a drawdown research project where we had to research three solutions and write a reflection on them. This is what I wrote way back then:

    More an aversion strategy of emissions than a solution, the goal is to preserve peatlands to evade the release of Carbon Dioxide. Peatlands are a boggy ecosystem that holds large amounts of carbon; if exposed to oxygen or damaged, they become a “greenhouse chimney” if disrupted. Peatlands are used as a storage of biomass, as peat is an energy-rich mass that has been used for warmth and heating. However, if the peatlands are damaged, as they have been through recent cultivation methods, they emit greenhouse gasses, namely CO2. Project drawdown proposes to stop the destruction of wetlands by limiting human interaction and forest fires: The forest fires dry up the peatlands which release CO2. Project Drawdown also suggests companies or people using peat as a heat source should switch to sustainable options to further preserve the carbon sink of peatlands. It is estimated that Carbon Dioxide emissions will reduce roughly 21.57 gigatons by 2050. Though the rate of CO2 production can be estimated, the price needed to shift to sustainable heat and preserve peatlands is too variable to yet be estimated. Companies using Peat as a heat source as expected to implement this solution, yet governments with peatlands inside their territory could be expected to take legislative action to protect the lands. To implement this strategy, it is expected that companies would have to switch to alternative methods of heating or energy, which would also have to be sustainable. Governments, especially the Irish as over 17% of Irish land is covered by peatlands, could actively suppress the destruction of peatlands by implementing federal protection strategies. Though there is a history of local’s using peat as heat sources, there wouldn’t be much sacrificed culturally to switch to alternate heating methods. Though there isn’t much I can do currently, if a bill or law is ever promoted inside the United States that pushed for the protection of wetlands or bogs, I would certainly support it and become active in it’s passing. 
  • 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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    Will Knight 4/14/2019 6:25 PM
    This break, I made a conscious effort to avoid buying non-recyclable goods. Especially during my time at airports, I made sure to check the products packaging prior to purchase in an effort to buy smarter and recyclable goods.
  • 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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    Will Knight 4/14/2019 6:24 PM
    During my time in DC, I averaged a walking distance of 6.8 miles over 4 days. Because I didn't have a car and neither did my cousin, we walked and comuted everywhere. I'm feeling lighter already!