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Nicola Knipe

Deloitte Green Dot

"we all live downstream"

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 762 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    145
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    209
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Nicola's actions

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

#29 Wave and Tidal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the 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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Nicola Knipe 4/24/2018 11:33 AM
    We are almost there! Keep up the great work, GreenDot Team!

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    Nicola Knipe 4/23/2018 12:44 PM
    Here in Sweden, the world’s first electrified road just opened. It charges vehicles as they drive, via an electrified groove:
    https://www.thelocal.se/20180413/worlds-first-electric-road-opens-in-sweden

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    Nicola Knipe 4/22/2018 11:41 AM
    I’m in Sweden visiting my family, and here, if you need bags at the grocery store, you have to pay for them. Every time. No free bags! Makes the whole shopping experience  a little different. 

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    Nicola Knipe 4/16/2018 3:44 PM
    Coffee is another cause of deforestation. But there is good news today! Coffee producers — including Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Louis Dreyfus Company, Nestle and Olam International — pledged to reduce deforestation and carry out reforestation initiatives. Check it out:
    https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/27036/top-coffee-producers-sign-joint-pact-to-protect-indonesia-rainforest-from-deforestation


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    Nicola Knipe 4/15/2018 11:38 AM
    Ordered Paul Hawken's book "Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming" and it was immediately snatched up by family members! 

  • 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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    Nicola Knipe 4/13/2018 5:16 PM
    Took a tip from Leslie Russo and used Etsy to purchase from a woman-owned shop!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Nicola Knipe 4/12/2018 10:04 AM
    What do lipstick, peanut butter, dish detergent, pizza dough, and ice cream have in common? They often contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from palm trees, and it's in at least half the stuff we buy in supermarkets--which is why we lose 32 million acres of forest a year. I started reading labels in my house, and was feeling great because there was no palm oil (thank you, Trader Joe!) but then, alas, I found Wegman's Oyster Crackers!



  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Nicola Knipe 4/11/2018 4:37 PM
    I'd never heard of Silvopasture (livestock grazing in the woods, not on open fields) but it makes so much sense! Healthier cows, reduced emissions, and better nutrition from an ecosystem of trees, plants, fungi, animals, and insects working together.

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    Nicola Knipe 4/10/2018 2:23 PM
    Tired of buying food and seeing it go to waste? Here's a 4-min video on freeganism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF9ljcQ7LIM
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    Now that you know the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates, how will you view expiration dates differently?

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    Nicola Knipe 4/10/2018 1:14 PM
    "Best by," "sell by" and "expiration" dates are misleading, as watching a documentary on freegans (people who subsist on discarded food and products) makes clear.