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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Lisa Ehleiter

BAP Rochester

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 387 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    380
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    33
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Lisa's Actions

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 60 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Learn about Biochar
    Can biochar provide additional benefits besides sequestering carbon?

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    Lisa Ehleiter 4/09/2021 11:18 PM
    Biochar can provide additional benefits besides sequestering carbon, such as improving the productivity of farmland. The main roadblock is that these benefits aren't immediate; they could require significant investment of time and money. I think biochar will be a great tool to keep in the Drawdown toolbox. It seems like a good fit for many industries and situations. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Lisa Ehleiter 4/09/2021 12:33 AM
    These resources provide a lot of information on how cities can make climate action plans more equitable and socially just. I think the biggest challenge is recognizing equity as  a major goal of climate action. Hopefully as a "Compassionate City." Rochester MN has a firm foundation. Too often, planning for climate change is seen as an excuse to plan for neighborhood upscaling, i.e. gentrification. 
  • 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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    Lisa Ehleiter 4/07/2021 11:24 PM
    Like most of us, my diet contains more meat than necessary. This can lead to increased deforestation. I've done a good job in recent years of adjusting coffee, cocoa, and palm oil consumption and I pay attention to where my meat comes from, which I will continue. My current goal is to build habits around plant-based proteins to reduce how much meat I purchase. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Lisa Ehleiter 4/03/2021 3:41 AM
    My Vision of a Sustainable Community:  A sustainable community doesn't have waste. It fully employs technologies like methane digestors, recycling everything. Humans continue living their comfortable lives while also creating a sustaining environment for other species. 

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    Lisa Ehleiter 3/19/2021 10:13 PM
    Great job setting up the team page, Lauren!!

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    Lisa Ehleiter 3/15/2021 11:50 PM
     This flyer gives a great overview of methane digesters, or Cow Power: http://www.bluesprucefarmvt.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Cow-Power-How-It-Works.pdf