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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Kenny Green

Colt DCS - Net Zero Hero Team

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 674 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    carbon footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    690
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    35
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    2
    people
    helped
  • UP TO
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Kenny's actions

Health and Education

Colt DCS - Talk to one of our Mental Health Champions

I will talk to one of our Colt DCS Mental Health Champions to discuss mental health in the workplace.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 1 microloans to women who need help starting a business.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will spend 30 minutes learning about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

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 27
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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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?


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    Kenny Green 10/26/2023 8:04 AM
    Wow!.. I didn't think it was that bad...though over at Green towers, my personal carbon footprint is just under 20 tonnes of CO2 per year... definitely has given me some food for thought. The calculator was developed by the OU in 2018, so it is possible some of the impacts have even increased
    . More to do! https://drawdown.ecochallenge.org/dashboards

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    Kenny Green 10/26/2023 6:36 AM
    Those doing a carbon footprint calculation may struggle with the resources provided by Ecochallenge as well as the units. I found some resources online for the UK, though mnay are via "companies". I found an independent one from the Open University, https://students.open.ac.uk/candc/carbon_calculator/ that works well.

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      Kenny Green 10/27/2023 8:40 AM
      Thanks for your note Deborah.

    • Thank you for sharing this, Kenny! We want to add more global resources and I will pass this onto the team.

    • Dave Hill's avatar
      Dave Hill 10/26/2023 8:09 AM
      Totally agree. The resources are very US centric. not sure if the premium version offers more control - worth checking. Will ask Anthea

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    Kenny Green 10/26/2023 6:23 AM
    Last chance to step it up everyone. Learning today about Green Gentrification and picking up on my other ecochallenge commitments.

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    Kenny Green 10/12/2023 8:22 AM
    ...they seek them here...they seek them there...and can you find a climate friendly supermarket, anywhere? This tool my help :) https://www.climatefriendlysupermarkets.org/

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    Kenny Green 10/09/2023 7:46 AM
    How is it going asks the platform?, well not too bad. The main thing here is remembering to check in regularly and pay attention to those commitments to do things :)

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    Kenny Green 10/09/2023 7:45 AM
    I have made a couple of "microloans" to https://www.kiva.org/ today, helping to empower more women entrepreneurs.

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    Kenny Green 10/03/2023 1:30 AM
    So far so good, first job is to remember to check in daily. A surprising few things I already do, though more to work on, including some one-time tasks.

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    Kenny Green 9/18/2023 6:31 AM
    Very excited to learn more about what I can do to improve my sustainability impact.