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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sam Peterson

San Antonio Zoo Crew

"Continuously learning how to reduce my impact on the planet."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,003 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    73
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    71
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sam's Actions

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

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

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

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

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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    Sam Peterson 4/22/2021 3:30 PM
    Happy Earth Day, Team!  Thank you for taking on the challenge to help secure a future for the planet!

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    Sam Peterson 4/12/2021 10:42 AM
    Spent a beautiful weekend cleaning up the last freeze damage from my yard and replanting the xeriscaping.  It's challenging finding native plants that can take Texas drought as well as negative temperatures if that's going to be a regular occurrence thanks to climate change, but we found some that should work.  They'll be good for pollinators, too.  Grateful we were able to save the herb garden!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Sam Peterson 4/02/2021 2:59 PM
    I do a lot more plant-based cooking these days, buy local produce, and rarely eat meat, so now I'm trying to go the next step by making sure to use all the edible bits before composting.  Things like broccoli stems are great in soups or casseroles, and carrot or potato skins can be crisped into "chips" or just left on if clean.  

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    Sam Peterson 4/01/2021 3:45 PM
    Celebrated Challenge Day 1 with a meatless lunch of chickpea and carrot tagine enjoyed in the sunshine.  Veggie casserole for dinner tonight made with produce from Imperfect Foods.  Cooking is so much more satisfying when there's no pile of trash to clean up afterwards!