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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Tim McGaffin

Central Catholic High School

"I am here to try to lower my carbon footprint as well as help to better the environment in my local community "

POINTS TOTAL

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participant impact

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  • UP TO
    36
    stories
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  • UP TO
    259
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    spent learning

Tim's actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn About Aquaculture

Improved Aquaculture

Each day, I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about sustainable aquaculture.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Share to Social Media: Food, Agriculture, Land Use

Food, Agriculture, & Land Use

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about Food, Agriculture, & Land Use and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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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    Tim McGaffin 10/29/2023 4:16 PM
    My eco-challenge is going very well I am enjoying learning about helping the environment.
  • 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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    Tim McGaffin 10/25/2023 9:57 AM
    I could reuse more than I do like not use as many materials when I eat or conserve to reduce waste

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    Tim McGaffin 10/25/2023 9:51 AM
    My challenge is going well so far since I have started and I have been gaining a to of knowledge since the beginning of the challenge.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn About Aquaculture
    What was the most interesting thing to learn about sustainable aquaculture practices?

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    Tim McGaffin 10/19/2023 9:43 AM
    That the things that farmers are doing today are much better for the environment than what farming used to be
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Share to Social Media: Food, Agriculture, Land Use
    Have you been sharing what you learned throughout Drawdown Ecochallenge? How have people responded?

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    Tim McGaffin 10/06/2023 4:57 AM
    I just shared a post about lowering your carbon footprint and how easy i is to my instagram story
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

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    Tim McGaffin 10/05/2023 6:27 AM
    I learned that this is something that can be made more eco friendly

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    Tim McGaffin 10/04/2023 5:54 AM
    I enjoy learning about the environment
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Green My Job
    What actions will you take to green your job?

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    Tim McGaffin 10/04/2023 5:50 AM
    I switched to an electric mower and I stopped using non recyclable trash bags
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Calculate My Household Carbon Footprint
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Tim McGaffin 10/03/2023 6:37 AM
    I would choose to walk home from school more often or just decide to carpool when I can as well as I switched to an electric lawnmower over this weekend