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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Claire Van Ness

Reinhabitors-2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 306 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    3
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Claire's Actions

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 1.21 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 10 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 0
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 1
DAILY 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

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 20 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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 Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

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

    Claire Van Ness's avatar
    Claire Van Ness 4/17/2019 10:46 AM
    My family recently switched out some of the lightbulbs in our house for LED lights. It is such a small switch but is still quite impactful. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

    Claire Van Ness's avatar
    Claire Van Ness 4/17/2019 10:16 AM
    I found that by limiting my meat consumption, I created more colorful and meaningful meals for myself. I was more mindful of what I was putting in my body and really enjoyed the challenge.