April 1 - April 30, 2020

Cherry Vercher

In This Together

"My challenge is to live a more healthy Eco-Friendly lifestyle for the saftey of me and my animals. Educating myself đź“šreading and doing research about environmental issues. I will comitt myself to volunteering as much as I can from home for projects in my local community untill this Coronavirus Disease shutdown is over with."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,551 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    6
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    45
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2,415
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    6
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    360
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Cherry'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.

Completed
One-Time Action

People

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 6 hour(s) in my community helping people who are most at need right now, including elderly and immunocompromised people, people without childcare, and people whose jobs have been affected by social distancing measures.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 60 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

People

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 2 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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 60 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 60 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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 6 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

Wildlife

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Cherry Vercher 4/30/2020 9:20 PM
    Thanks you so much Earth Day Ecochallenge. I've learn a lot this month look forward to participating in the next one doing these little sessions made this month not so boring Lol.

  • Cherry Vercher 4/25/2020 8:58 PM
    Went shopping today for my rabbits here are some really nice reusable bags from Natural Grocer    
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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?

    Cherry Vercher 4/25/2020 8:54 PM
    My eco friendly habbit is taking reusable bags to the store. I told my  friend about these bags how sturdy they  are and even though their not that big they hold alot compared to the plastic bags that normally break it saves me money and time and is good for the planet and now I have less trash to t hrow out  

  • Cherry Vercher 4/22/2020 8:49 PM
    I learned about Oceans Greens from a article I read on Oceanpreneur website explaining how these Greens are a important source for food and that people have been using Algae and Sea Plants preferably in the Asian Communities to cook sushi,seaweed,sea grapes etc. Now these plants are being introduced to our markets in the most recent years especially in the Asian supermarkets the population is growing rapidly and now we are depending on our Oceans more then ever for survival  for a alternative nutritious food source here is a book I bought called Ocean Greens to keep my studies up  .
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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

    Cherry Vercher 4/21/2020 8:37 PM
    By creating Work Groups like the British Communties did. And start them in your communties to educate people on food safety/inspection/regulations. While saving the
    economy on Energy/Transportation. Grow your own foods sustainably. 
      Buy from your local farmers and fishery's. Stop buying from big corporations. Make your own choice on who you want to buy your food from. Provide a Fresh Water System to people who most need it to survive like Native Americans and Farmers etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

    Cherry Vercher 4/19/2020 5:54 PM
    I just walked around my neighborhood for 1 hour following the CDC Guide Lines. I didn't know for sure if any parks in my community were open because the shutdown here in Vegas has gotten worse. And I didn't want to take any chances as I have diabetes and some other health issues I choose not to voice about. I got some good photo's of nature of my front yard photoshop of course. I'm including them in this post too many cars and houses were in the way so I just took some Landscape photo's of my front yard here is my upload of the nature shots.
  • Reflection Question
    People Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

    Cherry Vercher 4/17/2020 8:53 PM
    By volunteering for my community helps me get to no people in my area;and what type of problems we may face. And to be of assistance the best way I know how.I phone banked for Susie Lee Congresswoman of Nevada to touch based with my neighbors. And make sure they were safe. An also provide them with helpful resources  pointing them in the right direction. As well as build goodwill within the community.

  • Cherry Vercher 4/15/2020 9:22 PM
    Watched video on Water Justice by David Atten Borough New Global Deal explaining how we need this deal to protect our ocean's.And if a change is made we will have Fish Stock's recovered and  fishing Sustainable will feed more people. I learn that huge so sum of public money is being distributed to keep damage and destructive fishing activities to go on. World Trade Organization/Government Subsidies keep letting fishing boater' s fish even when there is too few fish left for fishing to be profitable. This is creating tensions between local fishermen and nations. If we invest in local coastal communities this will be one of the ways to help save the destruction of our oceans.

  • Cherry Vercher 4/13/2020 9:40 PM
    Just watch a Food Sovereignty video from The Main Event from policy makers discussing about who gets to tell you who you can buy your food from; also about food regulations helping small farmers out so they  can get their food regulated  and inspected especially on meat/poultry/milk etc. And because of this their having trouble selling their food to locals. States officials are trying hard to pass a Food Sovereignty bill that would allow them to do this.

  • Cherry Vercher 4/09/2020 9:58 PM
    Watch a Documentary on Food Sovereignty called Voices Of Transition. I Learn by supporting local farms,building plants and growing your own fruits and vegetables can save on energy,transportation/transport and helps the economy. I also learn that their are more than 1100 transition town initiatives in 43 countries preparing their communities to face future shocks. The British communities have started something called Energy Work Groups and also created a Energy Plant  with workshops and events showcasing goods and services that teach you all about growing and saving  energy organically and sustainable.