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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Alyssa Lilly

San Antonio Zoo Crew

"SA Zoo - Marketing"

Points Total

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  • 268 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent learning

Alyssa's Actions

Buildings

Cold and Clean

When possible, wash clothes in cold water rather than hot to save energy. For reduced drying time and more savings, you can also try reusable dryer balls instead of dryer sheets.

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DAILY ACTION

Buildings

Make saving energy a breeze

When possible, let the breeze cool your home for you by leaving windows and doors open. Just remember to turn off the A/C first so it's not working harder. You can leave ceiling fans on too if you need to, as they still require less energy than the air conditioner does to cool your entire home.

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DAILY ACTION

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

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

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

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.

Completed
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

Feed

  • 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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    Alyssa Lilly 4/19/2021 10:27 AM
    I hadn't heard of it before but I think the biggest advantage of silvopasture is that it can turn pastures into wildlife corridors for certain species.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's (or office's) energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

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    Alyssa Lilly 4/14/2021 11:15 AM
    I put in a work order to have our weatherstripping repaired for a better seal. Improving my home's efficiency helps save energy and money.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions 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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    Alyssa Lilly 4/09/2021 10:14 PM
    I buy from small businesses more often. the ones I come across on Etsy, Twitter, and Tiktok are usually ran by women.
  • 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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    Alyssa Lilly 4/02/2021 10:48 AM
    The changes would have to be drastic. People would really have to be committed to implementing sustainable practices in their own homes, over time, and they'd also need to be given the resources to easily do so.
  • 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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    Alyssa Lilly 4/01/2021 10:21 PM
    Our food consumption was the only category ranked worse than average but lowkey I'm not surprised because we spend too much money on ordering food and find it hard to summon the energy to cook most days. Basically I need to plan out meals that barely require any effort.