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Megan Carriere

Arrowstreet East/South

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,021 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    198
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    101
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    105
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Megan's actions

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 8 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

#42 Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will support women-owned businesses when I shop this month.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 12 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 1 meal(s) 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 18 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 9.15 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 12:36 PM
    Great podcast about Sell By dates! https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/best-enjoyed-by/

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 12:20 PM

    shop thrift - ThredUp! Got this email last week for Earth Day, makes me happy that I've switched to mainly second-hand.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Generation 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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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 12:16 PM
    Totally gonna be a Debbie Downer - but in order for my vision of a sustainable community to come to fruition - we need to have a different administration leading this country forward. We've been moving backwards...
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 11:52 AM
    Excited for autonomous vehicles to start impacting the discussion on transportation. It has so much potential to make a large impact on our transportation. 

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 11:47 AM
    If anyone is looking for a CSA - this one looks great! http://ploughandstarsproject.com/
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 11:44 AM
    Support initiatives that empower women - there is an initiative in my town to change from the Board of Aldermen to City Council. I can express my support for this which in return further supports my community.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Buildings and Cities Research Heat Pumps
    Why do you care about taking action on climate change?

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 11:39 AM
    I care because we only get one home - and I'd like to preserve it for future generations.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 11:34 AM
    Going to try to switch from paper to cloth where I can - we waste so many paper towels in my household. It's a small change but every effort helps!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 11:10 AM
    The impact of the food sector on greenhouse gas emission was fascinating to me, and understanding the magnitude. "This essential human activity is responsible for a major share of greenhouse gas emissions today: crop and livestock production is the source of about 1/8 of anthropogenic emissions. Land clearing (which is mostly for agriculture) is the source of another 1/8 of emissions."
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. In what ways can you support your closest regenerative agriculture farm?

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    Megan Carriere 4/25/2018 9:47 AM
    I'm going to support local regenerative agriculture farms by researching which farms are closest to me and what program they offer, like a CSA.