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Samantha Duffy

ESr140 Rock Creek

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 236 TOTAL

participant impact

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    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    1
    donation
    made
  • UP TO
    65
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • UP TO
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1
    person
    helped

Samantha's actions

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

Land Use

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Women and Girls

Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers

#6 Educating Girls

I will donate one or more Femme Kits to help girls overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next?

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    Samantha Duffy 4/24/2018 4:24 PM
    The next step to becoming more energy efficient in our home is installing different shower heads, and faucets to reduce water usage. We already have the dual flush system in our toilets, so that helps a little, but we would love to get a more energy efficient washing machine, and dishwasher.  
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food composting
    Producing uneaten food squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these motivates you the most to change your behavior regarding food waste?

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    Samantha Duffy 4/24/2018 4:21 PM
    I think all of the factors motivate me to change my behavior regarding food waste. The largest issue that I see is the food waste is generally disposed of by many large companies instead of given out to those who may need it. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Women and Girls Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers
    In what other ways could you help girls overcome health barriers to being able to attend school?

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    Samantha Duffy 4/23/2018 3:49 PM
    I think that one of the biggest barriers for girls being able to attend school is the lack of education of everyone else involved. I believe that if menstruation, and other issues pertaining to women specifically are more normalized that there will be less of an issue overall. Educating the people close to me, and telling them about organizations like Femme International is a small, but necessary step towards getting issues like this out into the open. 
  • 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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    Samantha Duffy 4/23/2018 3:28 PM
    To me a sustainable community looks like a community that primarily uses sustainable, natural resources to do the same things that they would normally be doing. Using recycled materials, reusing waste for energy if it is readily available, and making sure that what they do use isn't going to create more waste. 
    I think that what needs to change more than anything is our outlook as a society on sustainability. People need to see that it is practical, it can be effective, and in the long run changing the way we do things will leave us better off.