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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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John Myles

Reinhabitors-2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 831 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    51
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    51
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    30
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    trees
    planted

John's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 10 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 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Restore Wetlands

#52 Coastal Wetlands

I will volunteer 3 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will donate to The Nature Conservancy, which works with Indigenous Peoples to secure land tenure and resource rights, support improved governance and local institutions, assist in natural resource mapping, planning and management; and strengthen livelihoods and sustainable economic development.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 40 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
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).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 17 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 10.28 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 3
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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    John Myles 4/24/2019 10:41 AM
    I spoke to my family this morning making plans to install solar panels on both my  houses to offset some of out energy usage with sustainable, renewable energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    John Myles 4/24/2019 10:40 AM
    Purchasing food from local sources who don't use synthetic fertilizers or herbicides strengthens my sense of community because I can speak to the farmer about his farm and have some sense of what/where he is speaking about. Furthermore, knowing that he doesn't use synthetic fertilizers and herbicides shows to me that he is respecting his land and is thus respecting our  land.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:47 PM
    Regenerative agriculture is efficient use of land, highly productive, and requires little human intervention!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:36 PM
    For lunch, I only ate leftovers and I used small portions. Furthermore, I didn't eat breakfast!
  • 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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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:35 PM
    I recycled the containers from my lunch and I reused the cups that I have not thrown anything into the landfill!
  • 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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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:34 PM
    Temperate forests are super important! They are crucial in removing carbon from the atmosphere. Furthermore, they provide timer and provide revenue through tourism/recreation. They are being cut down for timer nowadays, which sucks.
  • 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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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:29 PM
    Silvopasture is not only more economically sensible, but it produces happier, healthier cows and leads to carbon sequestration in the forests! Oh hell yeah
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:25 PM
    I will plant native oaks of various species, as well as the native  buckeye in or near my house.
  • 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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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:19 PM
    I already carpool .......
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    John Myles 4/05/2019 2:12 PM
    I already have compost at both houses