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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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Dexter Kosk

Community Team

"I will grow, learn, and share."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,268 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    737
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    692
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    9
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    30
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    312
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Dexter's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

People

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 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

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

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 13 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Plastic packaging can clog our water ways and the stomachs of sea creatures. I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Plant Trees

I will plant 3 native tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 360 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Support Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/30/2020 3:03 PM
    because honey tastes food, I love fruit and veggies, they make great memes, buzzing and fluttering are a great part of summer
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/30/2020 3:01 PM
    they attract birds, which is a wonderful way to wake up;  provide shade, privacy, and protection; leaf raking is a great excuse to get exercise out side; some provide beneficial aromatherapy. a sense of connection and pride "I planted that"
  • Reflection Question
    Climate Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/30/2020 2:56 PM
    some very easy simple ways:
    when changing pet water use left over and rinse water on plants
    use candle light before bed, better for you and the environment
    convert from single use products, tp, paper towel, baggies etc.
    use shading and cross ventilation in place of air conditioning, even if only part of the time.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/13/2020 8:08 PM
    i buy some every year or two to refresh my garden pots, u'll use it on the grass, my neighbors may want some, and i can always scatter it on the green space behind my house.
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/06/2020 11:52 AM
    I live in a high agriculture area, but they are conscientious about watersheds, quality and conservation.  they are some of our leading conservationists.  The problem I see is from People lacking connection to the land that utilize strong pesticides on their lawns, etc.( which runs off into our shed system), pour various pollutants into the rainwater management system, and even through large bags of garbage into the waterways. 
  • 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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    Dexter Kosk 4/05/2020 2:58 PM
    since I was a child I would be sent outside when I got cranky.  Problem solved.
     As a society living  with Corvid, I think we will learn something about spending time outside vs being forced to stay inside.
  • 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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    Dexter Kosk 4/04/2020 3:07 PM
    komodo dragon venom in its gums which cover most of the length of its teeth.

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    Dexter Kosk 4/03/2020 10:38 AM
    is anyone else planning a victory garden this year?  how are you going to create a positive environmental impact?
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/03/2020 10:34 AM
    so many ways.  I need to be outside for my mental health.  Exploring stimulates the mind, keeps me curious and excited about everything.  But mostly spending time outside gives me connection to the world around me, neighbors ( human, animal, and plant), to the ebb and flow of my habitat, influences, and so much more.
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Learn about Our Oceans
    What is one way in which oceans support your life on Earth? What is one way you can help take care of ocean health with your actions?

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    Dexter Kosk 4/02/2020 4:26 PM

    What is one way in which oceans support your life on Earth? What is one way you can help take care of ocean health with your actions?
    consider what i put into the water shed and waste systems, where it goes and how it is treated.