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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Claudia Craig

Asheville High School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,001 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    87
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    69
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Claudia's Actions

Action Track: Earth Day Together!

Earth Day Action: Share Eco Tips

Through social media or on the Earth Day Ecochallenge feed, I will share my favorite environmentally friendly habit with my friends, even if it’s not an Earth Day action.

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One-Time Action

Wildlife

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about a wild animal I find interesting, including their life cycle, habitat, ecosystem functions, and interactions with humans (if any!).

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 3 person/people a day through phone call or video chat to support mine and other’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Use Reusable Bags

Plastic bags can be mistaken for food by many wild animals. If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

People

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 45 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Forests

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area while following CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Earth Day Together! Earth Day Action: Share Eco Tips
    What environmentally friendly habit have you most recently implemented? How do you ensure that you are successful in creating or changing a habit?

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    Claudia Craig 4/22/2020 12:41 PM
    I have been better about reducing water use by taking shorter, cooler showers. Consistently doing envionmentally friendly actions, with a clear goal in mind, is how to create better habits or replace old ones. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Claudia Craig 4/14/2020 8:06 AM
    Flooding is a concern with the French Broad River, as well as pollution in some areas. 
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Research Benefits of Biodiversity
    How can you encourage biodiversity by your own actions?

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    Claudia Craig 4/14/2020 7:56 AM
    I can help protect biodiversity by purchasing products that are not harmful to the environment. Consuming less and following the principles of LNT will also protect wildlife habitats. Also, I can protect native species in my area and donate to wildlife conservation organizations. 
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Research a Wild Animal
    What interesting facts did you learn about the animal you researched? What are some of your favorite things about this animal?

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    Claudia Craig 4/12/2020 9:46 AM
    The Ili Pika is a rabbit-like mammal that lives in the mountains of northwestern China. Its population is declining due to climate change. The Ili Pika is extremely endangered, as only 29 have been spotted in the wild and the estimated population is less than 1,000. They can live up to 7 years and eat grasses, herbs, and other plants.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Claudia Craig 4/08/2020 12:05 PM
    Many flights are cancelled due to covid-19. I can avoid air travel in the future by traveling to places accessible by car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Forest-Friendly Foods
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Claudia Craig 4/07/2020 4:32 PM
    It was easy to avoid drinking coffee, but harder to steer away from palm oil. 
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Claudia Craig 4/06/2020 2:44 PM
    Exploring trails enhances my sense of place because it shows me what the world looks like right around where I live. Also, I notice more things about the natural environment and learn my way around. 
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Claudia Craig 4/05/2020 2:13 PM
    For ecological problems, the area I would work on the most is combatting the loss of biodiversity. I would focus on preventing extinction, protecting wildlife habitats, and helping to reduce the impacts of climate change on species.  
  • Reflection Question
    People Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Claudia Craig 4/05/2020 2:08 PM
    It rings true for me that I need the natural world in my life. A culture that only spends time indoors will be disconnected from the environment and will miss out on the benefits nature offers for emotional/spiritual health.
  • Reflection Question
    People Connect While Social Distancing
    How does connecting with others help your own mental and emotional health? How can it help support others?

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    Claudia Craig 4/03/2020 1:21 PM
    Connecting with others makes me feel happy, and it lifts peoples' spirits in this unusual time, which can be stressful.