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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Michele Sprague

SUNY Adirondack (individual participants)

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 594 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    112
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    35
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    450
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Michele's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 7
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 1
DAILY 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

Land Sinks

SUNY ADK CAMPUS TREE PLANTING - 4/27 @ 9am

SUNY ADK CAMPUS TREE PLANTING - DATE TBD In coordination with the Adventure Sports program, Clint McCarthy and friends have made it a regular occurrence to remove honeysuckle and plant trees and shrubs, that help foster a healthy ecosystem on SUNY ADK property. Join this year's planting and connect with fellow faculty, staff, and students.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day or 450 gallons (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

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

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Uncompleted
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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

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

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

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

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

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  • Michele Sprague's avatar
    Michele Sprague 4/22/2021 5:33 AM
    Happy Earth day all!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

    Michele Sprague's avatar
    Michele Sprague 4/09/2021 7:05 AM
    Geothermal is intriguing. I have heard it touted as a buzzword lately but it's consistency makes it really worth exploring, particularly for long term solutions.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

    Michele Sprague's avatar
    Michele Sprague 4/01/2021 10:42 AM
    I spent time reviewing my electric bill this past year and noticed the usage (and cost!) going up up up.  I have since researched community solar in my area and as of today joined a local farm for my household's energy consumption.  I also am in the process of conducting an insulation assessment for my upstairs to find the most energy efficient products while being eco-friendly. 

  • Michele Sprague's avatar
    Michele Sprague 4/01/2021 10:36 AM
    April 1st is here!  Let's start some good habits and maintain others for this "pale blue dot" we call home!