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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Ting Lee

Atlassian Sustainability Team

"Working for social and environmental progress in whatever we do."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,056 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,180
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    50
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    76
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    533
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    people
    helped
  • up to
    85
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Ting's Actions

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 50 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 100 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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 60 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers in person or by posting to social media.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 180 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

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

Buildings

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

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

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 10 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

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

Electricity

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

Small Hydropower, Micro Wind Turbines, Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Uncompleted
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

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 120 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Ting Lee's avatar
    Ting Lee 4/27/2021 3:43 PM
    Three more days left and we are still leading! Well done everyone!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Ting Lee 4/20/2021 9:20 AM
    I like supporting local farmers and producers. I have the impression the food is fresher and more flavorful, since it's not harvested weeks in advance to be shipped around the world. This also cuts down on transportation emissions, which in some areas is the largest emissions category. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

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    Ting Lee 4/20/2021 9:18 AM
    Women are generally the caretakers of the family and tend to not only children, but elders. This is also why climate change disproportionately affects women, because when an extreme weather event hits, they stay behind to tend to those who can't flea quickly. Leaving them in unsafe conditions as sexual violence against women increases after such events (first responders busy with other issues). This is not just a third world problem, the same happened for example after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Ting Lee 4/20/2021 9:14 AM
    When I eat mindfully, I feel fuller at the end of the meal and enjoyed my food more. Otherwise I just feel like adding gas to the tank but not really knowing what went in.

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    Ting Lee 4/15/2021 10:15 AM
    We are still first, woohoooo! 15 more days to go!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. How would you rather use this money?

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    Ting Lee 4/14/2021 11:12 AM
    I don't understand how people generate food waste. I love leftovers since it means I don't have to cook or wait for food to be ready. We very rarely through food out, only if we purchased produce and it somehow goes bad the next day. At least we can compost that locally. Because we don't waste food, we can invest in sometime pricier organic food, which is better for humans and the environment.
  • 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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    Ting Lee 4/14/2021 11:10 AM
    Electrify heating (e.g. through heat pumps), decentralized solar with battery storage to create more resilient micro-grids.

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    Ting Lee 4/14/2021 11:09 AM
    Though I can't afford a house in the Bay Area, I like planning all the solutions I would implement to reduce the footprint of my house. Heat pumps are super interesting and well worth the investment. They also can replace fossil fuels for heating, which has been a bigger challenge than renewable electricity. If you have a house, or plan on buying, look into heat pumps (pair them ideally with solar and a battery:) )
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

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    Ting Lee 4/14/2021 9:35 AM
    Without an intact environment and stable climate, we humans will be far worse off in a world that already isn't ideal.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Ting Lee 4/13/2021 9:29 AM
    I hate all the spam mail I get, so regularly ask to be removed from mailing lists or unsubscribe from emails (they also waste a lot of energy, especially if you don't delete them).