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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Hannah Kliphan

CLEAResult Consulting Inc.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 956 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    15
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    320
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    people
    helped
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Hannah's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 40 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 4 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Land Sinks

Use a Boogie Board for daily notes in lieu of paper

Use less paper products for notes by taking more notes on a Boogie Board

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 2
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 20 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/30/2021 4:42 AM
    Time spent with friends and family. This past year of not seeing family much has been difficult. Also experiences. Stuff comes and goes but experiences are part of what makes you who you are. 
  • 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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    Hannah Kliphan 4/30/2021 4:40 AM
    I think people in richer countries eat more meat partly because it’s become ingrained in society. Many rituals rotate around food and meat plays a prominent roll (Thanksgiving-turkey, BBQs-burgers and hot dogs, etc). Eating meat isn’t great for the planet. As more people reduce the amount of meat they consume hopefully that will become the new normal.

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      Rebeca Barrios-Torres 4/30/2021 8:21 AM
      At first I found eating less meat to be difficult...but it is slowly becoming my new normal.  Like all things...it takes time.  But a lifestyle change for the better I think.
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Learn about Biochar
    Can biochar provide additional benefits besides sequestering carbon?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/30/2021 4:32 AM
    Yes, biochar can also help restore soil by adding nutrients back in the soil if buried in it.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/25/2021 3:33 AM
    I hadn’t heard of Silvopasture before. It seems like a great idea. I like that the land is more multifunctional. It’s also nice that the livestock gets to enjoy a little shade. The biggest advantage has to be that it’s making the area more fertile.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/23/2021 4:28 AM
    One of my neighbors is a retired gentleman who walks the road each morning picking up any trash that he sees. It makes walking on the road significantly more enjoyable. I wish more people had his attitude and were as willing to step up. He’s a great role model.
  • 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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    Hannah Kliphan 4/23/2021 4:22 AM
    From a dieting standpoint serving/eating less is a great way to loose weight. A lot of people (myself included) tend to eat more than we really need to and could cut back.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/22/2021 4:16 AM
    Due to the pandemic our company has been having us work from home. Each night when I finish work I turn off my laptop and switch off the power strip the laptop, monitors and headset are plugged into. I suspect I could save more electricity by being more vigilant in turning off other power strips around my home that are not in use. Hanging clothes to dry is another great way to save electricity.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/17/2021 6:17 PM
    My husband and I purchased our first home less than a year ago. Each good weathered weekend we have been working outdoors to improve the yard. Spending time pulling up weeds, re-doing the rock drainage system, mulching, picking up brush and cleaning up leaves have made me feel more connected and invested in the property. The projects that we’ve been doing also give me a sense of pride. It’s amazing to look at the completed project and know that we did that. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/17/2021 6:10 PM
    Napkins/paper towels/tissues. I have been trying to use more fabric towels/rags in place of paper towels for cleaning. I am considering switching to cloth napkins instead of paper ones but am curious if having more laundry will be more wasteful of resources than using paper goods (made from bamboo or recycled paper). Does anyone have any thoughts on which is better for the environment?
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Hannah Kliphan 4/15/2021 4:56 AM
    Research other options. No argument that it’s easy to hop on Amazon and order whatever you may be looking for but we can reduce waste by researching other options. When I want a ‘new’ lamp or a wheelbarrow or whatever it may be, instead of ordering it I have been checking local swap/sell websites. Often I can find the items I want at a much cheaper cost as someone local is selling their old item. The item may not always be exactly what I had in mind but can usually be painted or modified in some way to make it just right.