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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Donald Suthard

ARROWSTREET EAST & SOUTH

"Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. — John Muir"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,184 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    330
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    330
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    people
    helped
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    136
    minutes
    spent learning

Donald's Actions

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 10 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 22 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 5 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED 22
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 2 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Donald Suthard 4/24/2019 8:37 AM
    I learned that there are different types of biomass and some aren't good for the environment.

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    Donald Suthard 4/24/2019 4:46 AM
    Last day of the challenge and I'm proud of what our team has accomplished.

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    Donald Suthard 4/23/2019 6:40 AM
    Only one day left. No matter who wins, I'm proud of the actions of our team.

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    Donald Suthard 4/22/2019 5:13 AM
    Last few days of the challenge and I'm not only proud of our team and the amount of points we've accumulated, but also how much I have learned about ways to help the environment. 

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    Donald Suthard 4/19/2019 10:57 AM
    Almost forgot to check in today! But I remembered. I need to remember to check in on the weekends, too.

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    Donald Suthard 4/18/2019 4:59 AM
    I love learning about more ways I can help the environment, and the EcoChallenge helps inspire me to keep learning.
  • 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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    Donald Suthard 4/18/2019 4:55 AM
    I was surprised to find out the first use of tidal energy was installed in the 60s.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Donald Suthard 4/17/2019 7:47 AM
    Easier access to compost bins for indoors, like apartments and offices.

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    Donald Suthard 4/17/2019 7:43 AM
    I noticed on my walk today that while Boston is very pedestrian friendly, on the rare occasion when the sidewalks need repair it makes being a pedestrian more difficult. Not only does fixing sidewalks contribute to a higher standard of living and improve the value of areas, but it also can contribute to a better environment by encouraging walking.

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    Donald Suthard 4/12/2019 5:13 AM
    We are currently ranked #21, so that is encouraging! And out of the top 25 teams, we are the team with the fewest team members, which means each member on our team is doing a great job!