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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Robert Lowe

ARROWSTREET EAST & SOUTH

"Doing what I can to help."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,244 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    42
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    120
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    128
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    300
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    20
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    54
    minutes
    spent learning

Robert's Actions

Land Use

Restore Wetlands

#52 Coastal Wetlands

I will volunteer 20 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Stay on the Ground

#43 Airplanes, #63 Telepresence

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

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

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

Electricity Generation

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

#8 Solar Farms

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 12 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 12 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 8 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 7 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 7 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 10 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Robert Lowe's avatar
    Robert Lowe 4/22/2019 5:35 AM
    I try to eat foods produced in areas where they are trying to stop deforestation by promoting the local harvest. Brazil nuts are helping prove that the land is more valuable as a sustainable food source than being striped for timber.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Robert Lowe's avatar
    Robert Lowe 4/22/2019 5:32 AM
    Automatic switches so light turn of automatically when no one is in the room.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Robert Lowe 4/22/2019 5:31 AM
    I hadn't heard it before. The biggest advantage seems to be cooperation with other people trying the same thing. Cool.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? Were you surprised by the information you found?

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    Robert Lowe 4/09/2019 8:04 AM
    I was surprised to think we haven't thought of this before. This stuff is powerful, let's do it!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Robert Lowe 4/08/2019 1:21 PM
    Everyone deserves healthcare. We all need to protect these types of resources for women. 
  • 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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    Robert Lowe 4/08/2019 1:19 PM
    I keep food a lot longer and can decide freshness better.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass techonology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share this with your friends!

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    Robert Lowe 4/08/2019 5:03 AM
    My daughter is studying environmental science. She got me interested in this. Very cool.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Robert Lowe 4/07/2019 7:28 AM
    Fertilisers, Use less and plant more!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

    Robert Lowe's avatar
    Robert Lowe 4/07/2019 7:27 AM
    Appreciate what's around me in terms of renewables and reuse.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Robert Lowe's avatar
    Robert Lowe 4/07/2019 7:26 AM
    Native plant landscaping to use less water. Easy!