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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Andrew Lingbloom

VM Community

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 487 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Andrew's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

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 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

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Andrew Lingbloom 4/18/2019 5:46 PM
    Replace bulbs with LED's. Install EV car charger. Get quote for tankless water heater.
  • 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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    Andrew Lingbloom 4/18/2019 5:46 PM
    Recycling is a habit. Reducing and reusing requires more conscious effort.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

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    Andrew Lingbloom 4/18/2019 5:45 PM
    I will be warmer when I need it, and waste less when I don't.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

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    Andrew Lingbloom 4/18/2019 5:44 PM
    Tradition is the primary reason for so much meat consumption, but in addition many people are time-poor and meat is a calorie-dense food that can be quickly and easily consumed. Our farm subsidies also favor meat (indirectly; corn!)
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Andrew Lingbloom 4/18/2019 5:43 PM

    Looking at nature is psychologically restorative, and good for the local microclimate for cooling purposes.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

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    Andrew Lingbloom 4/18/2019 5:41 PM
    I feel disappointed by the lack of action taken in the past several decades since we have known climate change was coming.

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    Andrew Lingbloom 3/27/2019 7:35 AM
    It looks like current persistent actions (e.g. walking to work, eating vegan) are only counted for 1 point, is that right?