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Victoria Wright

ARROWSTREET WEST

"My mission - Educate - Achieve - Grow"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 999 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    10
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    5.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    1
    donation
    made
  • UP TO
    47
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    16
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1
    person
    helped
  • UP TO
    0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    39
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Victoria's actions

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

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

Materials

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Women and Girls

Start a Social Media Campaign

#6 Educating Girls

I will share stats on gender inequity in education with my social media feed to raise awareness.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

#39 Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by attending a training, workshop, or presentation.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 5 friends, family and/or colleagues.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transport

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass 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 some other small improvement.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

#34 Biomass

I will spend at least 2 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

#76 Micro Wind

I will spend at least 2 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of Micro Wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.57 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 13
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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Upgrade My Windows

#31 Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

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

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

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

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

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    Victoria Wright 4/25/2018 8:23 AM
    Many of the building on the seaport or tall buildings in the city are great candidates.
  • 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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    Victoria Wright 4/25/2018 6:44 AM
    It makes me slightly uneasy to spotlight a woman owned business vs a male owned business. Maybe the conversation should be any business (owned by men or women)  committed to community. Innately women and men are prone to certain gifts and using our gifts for the welfare of those around us should be rewarded. The emphasis should be the message of community not women vs. men. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Generation Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Victoria Wright 4/25/2018 6:37 AM
    I first need to weather strip couple of drafty areas in the house. I can also wear sweaters and socks to help stay warm in the winter and wear lighter clothing in the summer.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Buildings and Cities Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

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    Victoria Wright 4/25/2018 6:30 AM
    I started doing this last summer, I still have the basement windows and one more one more door to weather strip
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Victoria Wright 4/25/2018 6:28 AM
    I have come to enjoy my walk and bike to many places I would typically use a car. This choice helps me see areas that community service projects could be focused on. 
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Buildings and Cities Plan to Insulate
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

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    Victoria Wright 4/25/2018 2:40 AM
    I'm planning to do a home audit to find ways to better insulate my home. Another item I plan to check is how well sealed my home is.

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    Victoria Wright 4/23/2018 8:23 PM
    Two days to go. Go Team WEST!!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than other countries, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Victoria Wright 4/23/2018 8:23 PM
    This is a new concept for me and I dismissed the idea of limiting the amount of meat I eat a year ago. For the most part we live in a society where we want what we want and even if we don't really want it the idea of not having it seems a bit stifling. Until people are educated about the impacts of cultural norms and positively given the opportunity to make small changes, then I think most people will gladly turn a blind eye. 
    Although it's good to understand how the rest of the world eat, the biggest impact will come when Americans see their diet is not affected by eating less meat and the impact their decision has on the environment.

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    Victoria Wright 4/22/2018 5:31 PM
    Happy Earth Day all!
  • 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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    Victoria Wright 4/22/2018 5:28 PM
    I'm sure there are many advantages, but one that I see in my brief introduction of Silvopasture is the ability for synergy in two very different industries that would traditionally operate autonomously.