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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Delaney Nelson

Saluki Green Action Team

"LNT"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 456 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    12
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    12
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    4.9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    8
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Delaney's actions

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 8 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 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 4 friends, family and/or colleagues.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 2 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.81 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

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.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • 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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    Delaney Nelson 4/15/2019 9:04 AM
    I have noticed that I do not throw out a lot of food in small quantities, I eat almost everything I make, if I make single servings. The waste that I produce comes from when I make leftovers specifically and then I either get tired of eating whatever it is, or i forget about it. I need to work  on being sure I will eat whatever it is I am making in full, before I start to forget it is there. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Materials Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but may its carbon footprint is not obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

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    Delaney Nelson 4/11/2019 1:49 PM
    Holy cow! The idea that cement could potentially reduce the pollution in an area as much as 50% is insane. Now if only we can find a cheap and convenient way to make travel more environmentally friendly. 
  • 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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    Delaney Nelson 4/11/2019 1:48 PM
    I had heard of it doing an online discussion post for my geography class. It was the main topic I picked. I think it has huge advantages, the biggest one being how easy it is to implement because farmers don't have to have consent from the general public or government since it is on their own land.