April 3 - April 24, 2019

Elisabeth Warner

Lucky's Market

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 893 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Challenges

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate 1 Femme Kit(s) to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

    Elisabeth Warner 4/23/2019 10:38 AM
    Having the right to determine our future begins with how we as women handle family planning, which should include access to safe and effective birth control and abortion. Without basic control over our reproductive destiny, we lose the ability to have  self-determination and control over our bodies.

    Safe and accessible birth control and reproductive freedom allows women to increase their economic opportunities, decrease poverty, and provide optimal care for their families.

    Reproductive autonomy is central to women's physical safety, and political and social freedom and equality.

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/23/2019 8:14 AM
    I'm visiting my family in New Jersey, and they live right by the bay. Taking a walk on the beach last night, there's still so much damage from Hurricane Sandy. As horrible as these climate-driven weather catastrophes are (and I'm not trying to minimize that, really), it seems like these events are what seems to be the tipping point for Americans to get behind. It's grim that we collectively seem to lack the empathy and imagination to do care about climate change until it impacts us directly, but now that we are starting to experience the super storms, fire, etc, there does seem to be more of a sense of urgency than we've seen before.

    On a positive note, when I first started walking these NJ beaches, they were FULL of trash- it's so, soo much better these days.

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/21/2019 6:12 AM
    I’m visiting family and struggling with the disconnect I’m seeing between passionate advocacy  and personal choices. Sometimes I do think that putting all of the emphasis on the consumer lets corporations and governments off the hook, but I’m staying in a house with no recycling and so much plastic and it literally hurts:(

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/17/2019 6:51 AM
    For the first time, I'm staying in a hotel that's close enough to walk to- yay!

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/16/2019 8:01 AM
    Made a big batch of green soup to freeze out of wilting spinach and kale before going out of town for two weeks- win. Threw away sprouts that I didn't finish- fail. 

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/15/2019 5:01 AM
    What do we think of this?
    https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2019/04/09/711181385/are-plastic-bag-bans-garbage

    • Elisabeth Warner 4/17/2019 6:53 AM
      Totally! Fast fashion has been such an environmental disaster- surely some good could come from it.


    • Kristen Tetrick 4/16/2019 9:04 AM
      It's interesting. People are replacing one bag habit with the next. They aren't seeing the alternatives to using plastic bags... dog poop can be picked up with a scooper, newspaper/magazines, compostable bags, etc. The reusable tote section is interesting too. The first time I read this article I was thinking about all of the fabric that gets thrown away from old clothing. Let's start a movement where old clothes (if unable to be donated) could be patched together to make tote bags. I think plastic bag bans are a step in the right direction regardless because we're saying, "stop making them", and that's the key.  

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/13/2019 3:03 PM
    First trail walk of 2019- so much new life.

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/12/2019 6:40 AM
    Walking to work in the rain takes some planning, y'all! It's character building, right?

  • Elisabeth Warner 4/10/2019 9:15 AM
    I do aiarbnb hosting at my house, and my most recent guests left behind paper towels. I have honestly never bought paper towels (weird flex, I know), and want them out of my house! Anyone have a suggestion of who might be able to use them? Likely taking them to our neighborhood food pantry to see if they would want them, but other suggestions welcome.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Elisabeth Warner 4/09/2019 6:24 AM
    Ensuring that women have control over their reproductive destiny saves women's lives, protects families, and ultimately strengthens communities. 

    Having control of our bodies, and the self-determination to make decisions about what kind of families we choose, is the most basic and single most critical right of women. 

    Beyond family planning access as a basic human right, a reduced population means fewer consumption of resources, generally less poverty, and less violence.

    When women have access to family planning, their human potential is greatly elevated, which lifts everyone up.