April 1 - April 30, 2020

Cassie Sirockman-Bell

Central Catholic High School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,057 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    59
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    61
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    71
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Cassie's Actions

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Forests

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Platics: Self Audit and Letter to State Representative

Every member of the Environmental Science call will do a self audit of plastic usage in his/her home. Each student will write a letter to a state representative to move towards more sustainable packaging options.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fresh Water

Dishwasher Efficiency

I will scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher and only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/30/2020 2:17 PM
    I am so proud of the entire Central Community for working together to make all of our lives more sustainable!

  • Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/28/2020 6:19 AM
    Just.two more days to help better the earth as a group -- you can do this, Central!
  • 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?

    Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/24/2020 6:38 AM
    I have been working towards limiting my plastic use and reducing waste at home.  While we have been in quarantine, it has been easier to use ALL leftovers in another meal, compost what is not used and focus on ways we can be more sustainable in our home.

  • Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/17/2020 9:14 AM
    Hello team!  Do not forget to log your challenges!


  • Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/15/2020 6:00 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Dishwasher Efficiency
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/13/2020 9:10 AM
    Learn how to VALUE water and not take it for granted -- do not waste it!
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/13/2020 9:07 AM
  • 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?

    Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/13/2020 9:06 AM
    Educate others on the issues with freshwater and the bottled water industry, find ways to recycle wastewater, develop and enact better water policies, show by example!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/13/2020 9:04 AM
    Meat is an important part of cultural identity and is a staple in many of our gatherings.. It’s a cultural staple in many communities across the globe. Richer nations are obsessed with beef, pork and chicken.  However, a  diet heavy in meat increases the risk of obesity, cancer and heart disease.

    Too much meat hurts the planet because the meat sector generated as many GHG as cars!

  • Cassie Sirockman-Bell 4/13/2020 9:00 AM
    MUTANT ENZYME BREAKS DOWN PLASTICS!!

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/huge-step-forward-mutant-enzyme-could-vastly-improve-recycling-plastic-bottles