April 1 - April 30, 2020

Carrie Wykoff

High Meadow-Hudson Valley

"Save the planet! The time is now!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,525 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    121
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    705
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    52
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    820
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    780
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered

Carrie'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

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

Oceans

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a trash pickup at a local river or beach that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 30 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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Pollinators

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY 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

Wildlife

Research a Wild Animal

I will spend at least 30 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

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

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

Solar Powered Dryer

Our dryer stopped working so we have transformed our dog line into a clothes line. Our dryer uses 3,000 watts of energy per load. When I utilize the clothes line I will save that energy.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Wildlife

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 11:02 AM
    It was great to learn more about biodiversity today in my research:
    It has been estimated that more than 50 million species of plants, animals and micro-organisms are existing in the world. ... Biological diversity or Biodiversity is defined as the variety and variability among the living organisms and the ecological complexes in which they occur.
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  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 11:00 AM
    Biological diversity is the resource upon which families, communities, nations and future generations depend. It is the link between all organisms on earth, binding each into an interdependant ecosystem, in which all species have their role. It is the web of life.

    Biodiversity loss can have significant direct human health impacts if ecosystem services are no longer adequate to meet social needs. Indirectly, changes in ecosystem services affect livelihoods, income, local migration and, on occasion, may even cause political conflict.
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  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:53 AM
    It is hard to believe that this is the last day of this Ecochallenge! I am so proud of my team captains Paulotta, Emily, Maitreya and Georgia. Great job everyone!

  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:51 AM
    The clothes dried yesterday!!!
    A few bags are out in the rain today. Oh well. I am not shopping anytime soon.

  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:50 AM
    New breakfast recipe:
    Put oats in mason jar covered with almond milk. Store in fridge overnight. In the morning they are ready to go. I served mine with apples and a bit of almond butter. Delicious!

  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:49 AM
    A High point of the Ulster County Climate Leadership and Community Protect Plan (CLCPA):
    The plan is specifies that 70 percent of the state’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2030 and that the state will be emissions-free by 2040. The means to that end include more wind turbine farms, more solar farms, better mass transportation, and help enable those on fixed or low incomes to be able to participate in the transition to a fossil-fuel-free future. I really hope we can achieve this!
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  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:43 AM
    CO working from home via ZOOM. It is our reality.....
  • 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?

    Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:42 AM
     Food sovereignty is inherently a multidimensional concept. The only way to be food sovereign is to develop networks of aggregation, processing, commercialization and distribution that are themselves linked to other sectors of the economy. Food sovereignty discourses have often focused narrowly on food and on farmers, but if food producers and consumers are to be truly sovereign, then both will have to be supported by and incorporated into a variety of social, economic and political fora that go well beyond food itself. In other words, food sovereignty requires a healthy, sustainable and diverse rural economy that goes well beyond food production. Food sovereignty will not offer a sustainable vision for the future if these activities and options are not part of the larger picture.

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  • Carrie Wykoff 4/30/2020 10:38 AM
    We watched the film, "Fed Up" last night. 

    This film investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized. Especially childhood obesity. 

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  • Carrie Wykoff 4/29/2020 7:46 AM
    The sun is not really out today..... Will these clothes dry??

    • Gian Ascione 4/29/2020 7:52 AM
      wind speed and air humidity would be stronger factors. Sounds like the perfect time for an experiment!