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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Will Speers

Central Catholic High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 421 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1
    sustainable seafood meal
    consumed
  • UP TO
    37
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    26
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    63
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    1
    lightbulb
    replaced
  • UP TO
    1
    carbon footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    450
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    5
    stories
    shared

Will's 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

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulbs with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day or 450 gallons (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meals each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 8
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

Industry

Share to Social Media: Industry

Industry

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Cook With Sustainable Seafood

Improved Fisheries

Using the Seafood Watch guide, I will feature a sustainable seafood ingredient in a new recipe.

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

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
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Will Speers 10/14/2023 3:18 PM
    I have learned that I need to use my car less and that carbon emissions can damage the environment greatly.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Will Speers 10/14/2023 3:15 PM
    because they have a higher population, and a bigger demand for more food. this causes more carbon emissions due to the gas that is emitted from the animals.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Will Speers 10/05/2023 6:17 AM
    We may be able to recycle easier because we are using a smaller amount of food, which correlates to less waste.
  • 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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    Will Speers 10/04/2023 5:54 AM
    Yes, I learned that changing my diet by incorporating more seafood can greatly help reduce carbon emissions.