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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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C Landon

EWS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,383 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    116
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    80
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    119
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    127
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    63
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    29
    pounds
    waste composted

C's Actions

Action Track: Earth Day Together!

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

Earth Day Action!: Research and Support Local Organizations

I will spend 15 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

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 10 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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 10 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

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

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

Climate

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

Bringing home unique souvenirs from trips you’ve enjoyed is meaningful, and giving people unique gifts from other places is fun. Seek souvenirs and gifts that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

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

Fresh Water

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 7 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 1 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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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    C Landon 4/30/2020 2:25 PM
    The challenge has been a great experience. I can't wait to see the total impact we made!

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    C Landon 4/29/2020 12:54 PM
    I completed my last reflection question today and checked off my actions. Tomorrow is the last day of the challenge. This challenge has been a lot of fun!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Earth Day Together! Earth Day Action: Write a Love Letter, Poem, or Song to Earth
    What are you grateful for about our planet? Share what you created or your general thoughts of love and gratitude with everyone else!

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    C Landon 4/29/2020 12:53 PM
    I'm grateful for the animals on our planet and all the people standing up for animal rights. Animal agriculture is the 2nd largest contributor to climate change. I wrote a poem about the earth and how grateful I am for every creature on our planet.

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    C Landon 4/28/2020 1:38 PM
    I completed all of my 10 one-time challenges and answered all of my reflection questions. Each reflection question earns 15 points! 
  • 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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    C Landon 4/28/2020 1:29 PM
    Other ways I can exercise my civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions is to turn off the lights, especially during the daytime hours. I can also unplug appliances (toasters, blenders, coffee makers, etc.) when they are not being used. Also, don't keep chargers plugged into walls when they are not being used.
  • 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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    C Landon 4/28/2020 1:26 PM
    Oceans support my life on Earth by giving me oxygen. One way I can take care of ocean health is to reduce my carbon footprint by avoiding unnecessary flights if I can drive instead, and minimize any unnecessary trips by car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    Using the links provided, investigate the bottling practices of water corporations. There have been many cases where the water rights of the local people have been violated or even completely disregarded when a corporation decides to bottle water from a particular water source. How can you advocate for those who have been harmed - both humans and wildlife - by this bottling process?

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    C Landon 4/28/2020 1:24 PM
    The best way to advocate for those harmed by the bottling process is to avoid buying anything bottled in plastic. Only use reusable containers. Bring your reusable bottles with you to avoid using one-time-use cups at restaurants like Starbucks, Chipotle, or similar. 

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    C Landon 4/27/2020 7:30 PM
    It's going great. I have one one-time challenge left to complete before Thursday (last day of the challenge!)
  • 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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    C Landon 4/27/2020 8:59 AM
    I chose to learn about gorillas because they are gentle giants and an endangered species. They're very human-like behavior also makes them interesting, being capable of laughter and sadness. Two gorilla species live in Africa near the equator, usually living in family groups of 5 to 10 but sometimes as many as 50. They generally are herbivores, eating up to 40 pounds of vegetation a day. It's very worrisome to think that this beautiful animal was in danger of disappearing by 2020 along the Congo based on a 2010 United Nations report. However, in 2018 it was reported that their population is now increasing. We must continue to protect the gorilla population. My favorite thing about gorillas is how expressive, smart, and human-like they are. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Earth Day Action!: Research and Support Local Organizations
    Why is it important to support local organizations and businesses? How does it help to build a more resilient community?

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    C Landon 4/23/2020 3:57 PM
    It helps to support local organizations and businesses because it builds community for all to enjoy. There are many local businesses in my town that are struggling like my yoga studio. Even though they are offering virtual classes, class participation is still lower. I made a donation to help cover their rent this month.