The Steward of the Earth Challenge – January 2020
10001 Ways has launched a “Stewards of the Earth Challenge” for all who want to give it a try. You simply have to accumulate 10001 points by adopting behaviors that fight climate change and save the environment.
Here’s how it works. Each month the staff at 10001ways.com will publish challenges to accomplish. Each challenge will have points attached to it. When you reach 10001 points you have become a Steward of the Earth! You won’t have to do all of them to get to 10001 points. There will be plenty opportunities.
Invite a friend along for the ride. Have your own contest and see who can get there the quickest! By the way, if you are already doing these things take the points! When you get to 10001 let us know and we’ll recognize you for your accomplishment.
750 Points – Buy a Carbon Offset
This is an easy thing to do but has a significant impact on global carbon emissions. Here is an example of how a carbon offset works. Let’s say you fly to Orlando, Florida for vacation. For every person on the plane a certain amount of carbon is emitted into the atmosphere. It can be computed. Now let’s say you invest money in a solar project (or wind or tree planting etc). For every dollar invested you can compute how much less carbon goes into the atmosphere. So if you would invest an amount of money in a solar project that would replace the same amount of carbon emitted when you flew to Orlando, you have just created a carbon offset. Go to a website like Terrapass.com and they will do it for you. I created a post that shows you how easy it was to buy a carbon offset. It’s a big deal so take 750 points if you do it just once.
150 Points – Send an email to your Senator or Congressperson asking about their Climate Change stance.
Individuals in power are the ones that must a