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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Megan Thiede

Deloitte Denver

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 522 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    38
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Megan's Actions

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
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

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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).

Uncompleted
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

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.

Uncompleted
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 5 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

    Megan Thiede's avatar
    Megan Thiede 4/22/2021 11:01 AM
    I stopped eating meat in 2019, but I still eat seafood on occasion (particularly when I visit my parents on the East Coast). With documentaries such as Seaspriacy in the spotlight, it feels hard to determine what information is correct, and equally as hard to understand how we as individuals can create the most effective impact. Is veganism really the solution we should all turn to? Maybe we should instead shift the focus on buying from businesses that source locally/ethically, and support organizations advocating for legislative change to prevent illegal fishing. Regardless, this is a great, straightforward tool to help guide us as consumers along the way.  
  • 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?

    Megan Thiede's avatar
    Megan Thiede 4/13/2021 11:03 AM
    I have to admit, I'm very guilty of always being in front of my phone or compter while I eat. I tend to go through the workday without taking a proper break. Very grateful to have this action to remind myself to eat lunch outside on the balcony - definitely helps for a clearer mind in the afternoon! 

  • Megan Thiede's avatar
    Megan Thiede 4/01/2021 8:59 AM
    Denver team - happy Earth Month! I'm so excited to be your captain for this challenge. If you're new to Ecochallenge (like me) you can quickly get up to speed using this guide. Participants are encouraged to log in often to complete daily or one-time actions. As an incentive, we'll select one teammate at random each week will win a gift card to a Denver eco-friendly store (Zero Market, Joyfill, Refill Revolution, and more). At the end of the month, the top three teammates with the most points will win gift cards to Patagonia, Cotopaxi, or prAna. Feel free to drop a note in the team feed if you have thoughts on the actions you're completing throughout the month, and reach out to me directly if you have questions. Cheers!