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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Gillian Ewan

DNV UK&I

"Small changes .... bit by bit......"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 926 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    980
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    62
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Gillian's Actions

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

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

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
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

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 1 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans and nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
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

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/30/2021 3:07 AM
    I've still to watch Seaspiracy too, anyone else seen it? Think it is definitely going to make me go to the local fishmonger!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Explore Other Transportation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/29/2021 2:32 AM
    If i buy an ebike i will have to use it as they are not cheap!
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Connect With A Nonprofit
    What are the most pressing issues for women, girls, and trans/nonbinary people in your community?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/28/2021 1:55 AM
    From the women I have briefly come across, leaving abusive and controlling relationships.
  • 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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    Gillian Ewan 4/28/2021 1:53 AM
    Meat is nutrient and protein dense but also costs more. In developed countries getting the meat from farm to plate has been industrialised to reduce costs. I do think we should eat meats but it should be varied and not the in excess. As with any foods, too much of one thing isn't good, needs to be balanced and diverse.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For Greener Vehicles
    How does advocating for green vehicles in your community connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to fuel-efficient vehicles?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/26/2021 6:37 AM
    Looking forward to finding out more this week what the company scheme has to offer and maybe busting some myths about EVs that i can share with friends to get them thinking about transitioning too.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/22/2021 5:36 AM
    I've bought some tea from Unravel Tea, local female business owner with a passion for tea who sources smaller quantities of pure tea from China and Taiwan with no added flavourings. unraveltea.com
  • 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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    Gillian Ewan 4/22/2021 5:26 AM
    I'm more knowledgeable on items i can freeze, who knew! this is a good site https://lovefoodhatewaste.com/
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/14/2021 4:06 AM
    Think i need to investigate options for reducing water usage, think its an easy change.

    • Andrzej Lange's avatar
      Andrzej Lange 4/14/2021 11:54 AM
      Cold showers (for me cold = short :P stupid jokes aside please :P Wim Hof was the inspiration here!), "if it's yellow let it mellow" (gross! I know!) and a water bottle in the toilet tank are a few things that registered while reading on the "Install a Toilet Tank Bank" Action in Buildings Category ;)  Also, looks like a relatively easy "Ecoleader" action to tick!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Gillian Ewan 4/05/2021 1:00 AM
    I think I need to look at less energy consumption at home!

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    Gillian Ewan 4/03/2021 2:02 PM
    Didn't manage to check-in on the 1st and 2nd but catching up now!

    • Andrzej Lange's avatar
      Andrzej Lange 4/04/2021 2:38 PM
      You've got 26 more opportunities for daily check-ins :D I believe in you!