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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Bobby Elder

Central Catholic High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 943 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    5.8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    carbon footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    8
    donations
    made
  • UP TO
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    100
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    8
    women, BIPOC, and immigrant-owned businesses
    supported
  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    6
    people
    helped
  • UP TO
    341
    stories
    shared
  • UP TO
    500
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    3,717
    minutes
    spent learning

Bobby's actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Visit the Coast

Macroalgae Protection and Restoration

I will visit a coastal or ocean site to experience the ecosystem and look for the presence of macroalgae/seaweed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 5 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region to learn about the importance of wetlands.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Host a Film Screening

Family Planning and Education

I will host a virtual film screening and discussion about women's and gender equality issues.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Family Planning and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, trans people, and/or nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Family Planning and Education

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Family Planning and Education

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Make School More Affordable

Family Planning and Education

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Help Students Overcome Health Barriers

Family Planning and Education

I will donate 6 Femme Kits to help people who menstruate overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 5 minutes learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 6 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers or post to social media.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 6 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 7 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Share to Social Media: Buildings

Buildings

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about the Buildings sector and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will spend 4 minutes finding out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Share to Social Media: Health and Education

Family Planning and Education

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about gender inequity in education and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 5 minutes researching and shopping from 5 businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn About Aquaculture

Improved Aquaculture

Each day, I will spend at least 3 minutes learning about sustainable aquaculture.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Plastics Audit

Reduced Plastics

I will complete a plastics audit to see where plastics show up in my life and determine how I can reduce the use of single-use plastics.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Share to Social Media: Electricity

Electricity

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about Electricity Generation and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate My Household Carbon Footprint

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

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
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Visit the Coast
    What coastal site did you visit and what did you learn while there?

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    Bobby Elder 10/30/2023 4:51 AM
    I visited a North Carolina costal site.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Learn about Biochar
    Can biochar provide additional benefits besides sequestering carbon?

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    Bobby Elder 10/25/2023 9:32 AM
    Yes they provide many additional benefits.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Bobby Elder 10/24/2023 5:03 AM
    It took planning but it was good.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products
    How feasible do you think it is for society to build with agricultural waste products?

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    Bobby Elder 10/22/2023 4:23 PM
    Yes it is taking what people have wasted and made them usueful.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Bobby Elder 10/20/2023 9:41 AM
    It makes you think more on if actions each and every day are good for the environment and others. The food parts feel overwhelming because a lot of the stuff I already like to eat for protein. This challenge makes me feel hopeful and optimistic.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Bobby Elder 10/20/2023 9:39 AM
    Yes they are everywhere in stores. More reusable and safe plastics are also in the stores everywhere

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      Kendra Kent 10/20/2023 10:18 AM
      I feel like where I'm from reusable plastics and paper products are more available than bamboo.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Bobby Elder 10/20/2023 9:27 AM
    I can tell others there electricity effect and nit just mine.

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    Bobby Elder 10/18/2023 5:25 AM
    My challenge has been going well. I have learned much more on how to live sustainability.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Bobby Elder 10/17/2023 5:22 AM
    By consuming less, avoiding single-use packaging, eating sustainable food, and choosing recycled or responsibly-produced wood products, we can all be part of the movement to protect forests.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health and Education Share to Social Media: Health and Education
    Have you been sharing what you learned throughout Drawdown Ecochallenge? How have people responded?

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    Bobby Elder 10/12/2023 1:09 PM
    Yes, people have responded by liking the post acknowledging they read the post.