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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Don Tan

Team Guidewire

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 876 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Don's Actions

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Watch Seaspiracy Documentary

Watch Seaspiracy Documentary to understand more about how important is our sea ecosystem and how the choice of seafood would affect our world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Local farming at Alemany Farm - San Francisco

Learn more about the community sustaining farming model of Alemany Farm in San Francisco

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

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

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

Land Sinks

Hear Hasten Regeneration talk about their reforestation projects

Join our GGB Getting to Know event with Hasten Regeneration, a cause focused on developing innovative Miyawaki reforestation projects around the world this Thursday, 4/8 at 9 - 9:45am PT!  Hear from the founders, Sheeba Sen and Peter Coughlan talk about their inspiring journey in creating Hasten Regeneration and how you can support their reforestation projects through the GGB program. Sign up here for the link to the Zoom session! - https://guidewire.benevity.org/volunteer/204

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 9:04 PM
    Instead of driving, I walked to the shops near my housing area. Sadly, most people here don't walk due to the hot weather, so, neighbourhood engagement is very limited.

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      Artiom Molchanov 5/03/2021 6:48 PM
      I am walking whenever I can. Regardless the weather. Usually distance below 2km in a city is faster to do by walking than by any transport. Unless very limited case when a transport is immediately available at your exact location and can drop you exactly at the desired location, and there is no traffic issues. So sounds like 2am conditions for a crowdy city ;). 
  • 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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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 8:55 PM
    Shocked to see my carbon footprint from food consumption could be so high, although I have done many to help the environment from 5Rs to minimum travel.
  • 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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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 8:48 PM
    We need to be more willing to invest on sustainable energy alternatives in our own home. Our local government could encourage more households to install solar-powered appliances with tax incentives and subsidies!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 8:42 PM
    Fulfilling as we could exercise our body while protecting our environment :-) 

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 8:37 PM
    Walking in the park could be safer than the mall during this pandemic ... no crowd and spacious!
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 8:32 PM
    Eat more local seafood from local near-shore fishermen!
  • 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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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 4:10 AM
    We need more pedestrian path in Malaysia to encourage walking, not only in the cities, but even the housing estate. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 4:00 AM
    Next : replacing our old electrical appliances with new, energy savings products when they are "giving up" !!!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 3:55 AM
    People should avoid using single-use plastics when packing food!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Don Tan 4/29/2021 3:52 AM
    Honour our values and professionalism in virtual meetings by dressing up as if we are meeting in person!