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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Eddie Arellano

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 456 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    41
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    41
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    54
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    2,646
    minutes
    spent learning

Eddie's actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 40 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 70 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 17 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 40 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

Reduced Food Waste

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 2 miles each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 4 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 4 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 45 minutes learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn About Aquaculture

Improved Aquaculture

Each day, I will spend at least 2 minutes learning about sustainable aquaculture.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Eddie Arellano 10/31/2023 7:11 AM
    I will view expiration dates differently now because I now know what all the different dates mean and how they are different from each other.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Eddie Arellano 10/30/2023 3:53 PM
    My diet is negatively impacting deforestation, but it could be worse. I could start going out to eat less and eat less meat. Something positive I'm doing is eating substitute meat products.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? How do they compare to other energy sources?

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    Eddie Arellano 10/30/2023 12:30 PM
    I learned what wave and tidal energy was and how it works.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Eddie Arellano 10/26/2023 6:20 AM
    School. I'll ride the bus every weekday to school.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Eddie Arellano 10/25/2023 7:56 AM
    Im more focused on my food and how it tastes
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Eddie Arellano 10/24/2023 7:47 AM
    For passive geothermal, lawmakers can give property owners incentives like tax credits which will reduce the money they spend out of pocket to get passive geothermal installed in their buildings.
    For active geothermal, lawmakers can pass policies that help businesses pay for large-scale active geothermal power plants to be built