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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Adam Friday

Central Catholic High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,043 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    51
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    20
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • UP TO
    872
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    carbon footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    79
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    0
    donations
    made
  • UP TO
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    5
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    25
    minutes
    spent learning

Adam's actions

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Talk With a Local Grocer

Improved Fisheries

I will ask my local seafood market or grocery store if their seafood is sustainable and share the Seafood Watch resources so they can stock sustainable options.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulbs with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics; Recycled Plastics

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 2 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Encourage My Organization to Measure and Manage Our Carbon Footprint

Industry

I will share a business carbon calculator and encourage my organization to improve our sustainable practices.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 5 trees in my community, public parks, or backyard.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Test Drive an Electric Bike

Electric Bicycles

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

Transportation

Purchase a Carbon Offset

Efficient Aviation

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-Waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meals with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics; Reduced Plastics

I will avoid buying and using 3 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Green My Job

Industry

Using Drawdown's Job Function Action Guide, I will learn about climate actions I can take at work.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Practice the 5 Rs

Recycling

I will practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 31
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 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Food Waste

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation, and commit to reducing my food waste throughout the challenge.

COMPLETED 31
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
    Electricity Solar Water Consultation
    Diversifying our energy supply and improving public health are just two benefits of renewable energy. What other motivators inspire you to consider installing a solar water heater in your home?

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    Adam Friday 10/30/2023 6:19 AM
    I want to reduce my reliance on the grid for my energy.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Adam Friday 10/30/2023 6:18 AM
    Next, we will get a more efficient boiler for our heating system.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Adam Friday 10/30/2023 6:18 AM
    My new knowledge allows me to know that I can keep my food longer and reduce my waste.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Adam Friday 10/22/2023 4:26 PM
    What concerns me most is the amount of unnecessary waste that we produce due to our consumerism.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Adam Friday 10/12/2023 5:14 AM
    They hold certain areas as extremely valuable and preserve them if they are important to their culture.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Green My Job
    What actions will you take to green your job?

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    Adam Friday 10/09/2023 9:54 AM
    I will attempt to reduce our water and food waste.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Practice the 5 Rs
    What are some more "Rs" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Adam Friday 10/09/2023 9:53 AM
    Repurpose, even before you recycle or when you’re done reusing something you can repurpose it.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Adam Friday 10/09/2023 9:51 AM
    You can incorporate the entire vegetable by making a purée or stock and saving the extra
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Adam Friday 10/09/2023 9:50 AM
    I use plastic water bottles and bags, I can use reusable versions of both.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Food Waste
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Adam Friday 10/05/2023 6:16 AM
    I would rather use this money on clothes