April 1 - April 30, 2020

Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer

High Meadow-Hudson Valley

""I believe that everyone can make a difference. I believe in the youth empowering actions. I really want people to know what's going on and help them understand. I want to make a change. I want to encourage everyone with my actions and my voice. We can do this! Everyday keeping my hopes up and staying positive that's my motto. Keep your head up high and reach for your dreams. I encourage you to encourage others. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 645 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    210
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    270
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    93
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Paulotta's Actions

Climate

Local Climate Issues

I will spend at least 15 minute(s) a day researching climate issues or climate solutions in my local area and share with others through my team feed, social media, or conversations with my peers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 1 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

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

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

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

Forests

Choose Better Wood Products

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

People

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 40 piece(s) of litter each day while following the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Support Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators, including monarch butterflies, to produce fruit. I will spend 10 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Earth Day Together!

Earth Day Action: Research and Support Local Organizations

I will spend 20 minutes researching local organizations and businesses in my community, then support one of them by writing a testimonial or positive review, ordering curbside, making a donation to my favorite nonprofit, or supporting them in another way.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Earth Day Action: Write a Love Letter, Poem, or Song to Earth

I will express my love and gratitude for our Earth by writing a love letter, poem, or song to Earth.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

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

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  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/30/2020 9:34 AM
    I hope that everyone has had an amazing time on the eco challenge and I hope you have learned a lot. It's been an amazing journey and I hope to see everyone back again on the challenge next year. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/30/2020 9:33 AM
    today it is really rainy. I don't think I will be able to plant that much today. Yesterday my mom bought a weeping willow tree. So now we have three new trees that we will plant. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/30/2020 9:31 AM
    Last day everyone We can do it. We have made it to 9  place but lets keep going. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/30/2020 9:30 AM
    thank you Gian for the cool resource I will go check it out. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/29/2020 7:21 AM
    today I watched as my front yards trees were being cut. I told my class on zoom how upsetting it was and a way that it could be fixed. I said that if we put our electric lines under ground we wouldn't have to cut down all the trees that we cut down so often. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/29/2020 7:19 AM
    keep you head up high and keep on going!

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/29/2020 7:19 AM
    supporting local farmers, eco friendly stores, etc is great. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/28/2020 8:01 AM
    ever wonder how climate change is effecting bees. Have you had an apple today or drink coffee this morning? Thank the bees. 10 million bee hives are disappearing in the past three years. the bees are not migrating as much so their bee territories have shrunk by nearly 200 miles. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/28/2020 7:56 AM
    My challenge has been going good. I have been checking in on my challenges daily and getting more points. 

  • Paulotta DeChiara-Saffer 4/28/2020 7:53 AM
    Happy Tuesday everyone ! I hope you have been working on getting a hundred points for our last push to the end of the eco challenge. I know I have .