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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Charles White

Integral Group

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 477 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    25
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Charles's Actions

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

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 10
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 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Charles White's avatar
    Charles White 4/12/2021 9:28 AM
    Gotta say, the cravings for coffee are REAL! I'm not sure if it's a habitual thing, having been part of the daily routine for so long, or if it's the dependence on caffeine. I also need to set aside some time to work on some of my one-time challenges! Would love to get them all checked off in the next few weeks.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. How would you rather use this money?

    Charles White's avatar
    Charles White 4/07/2021 8:26 AM
    How would I rather use the money that is typically lost when we throw away food? I'd say put that money towards a down payment on a house, but $1,500 is such an insignificant portion of the down payment required these days, I guess I'd say put it towards a vacation. :D
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

    Charles White's avatar
    Charles White 4/05/2021 8:11 AM
    I already eat mostly vegetarian and vegan meals, and cook most of my food at home, so meat products and palm oil weren't huge issues for me. The big challenge for me is coffee, as prior to this challenge I was drinking ~3 cups a day. I've swapped coffee for black tea and have only had mild withdrawal symptoms, like a headache and fatigue. 

    • Louise Jane Wilkinson's avatar
      Louise Jane Wilkinson 4/15/2021 12:58 PM
      I'm a big matcha tea fan - just as much caffeine as a coffee (if not more) but it a more balanced 'buzz' so no withdrawl symptoms, plus it doesn't have the same environmental / justice implications as coffee.  :)