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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Tanya Steinhofer

Team Steinhofer

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,028 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    35
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    54
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    130
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    42
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Tanya's actions

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

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

Buildings and Cities

Go by Bike

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 7 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 10.76 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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 30 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 15 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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?


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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/24/2019 4:21 PM
    I really enjoyed this EcoChallenfe and learned so much about different solutions.

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/23/2019 8:27 PM
    Great! Only one more day to go!

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/23/2019 8:24 PM
    We've done great these past few weeks and learned a ton as a family.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transport Test Drive an Electric Bike
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Private vehicles account for 60% of trips of a mile or less. Do you often drive short distances instead of biking or walking? If so, how might incorporating an electric bike into your lifestyle help you make more climate-friendly choices?

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/23/2019 8:24 PM
    It'll make it easier to ride when I might need to be faster than a regular bike out don't want to sweat.

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/18/2019 9:47 PM
    I'm so proud of my team. Despite our small size, we are killing it!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Buildings and Cities Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/18/2019 9:45 PM
    Good on so many levels. Not only is it good for the environment, but it is good for my physical and mental health. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Social Justice Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/17/2019 8:47 PM
    They are some of the most Impact by climate change but done of the least contributors.

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/17/2019 8:28 PM
    Still going strong. Much more aware of my actions.

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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/16/2019 8:09 PM
    I rode my bike to and from work today.
  • 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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    Tanya Steinhofer 4/15/2019 8:40 PM
    I had heard of it but didn't know much about it. It surprised me that it's a bridge technology in that it isn't reducing carbon but rather recycling carbon already in existence. And that it can be done on smaller scale for houses.