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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Anabella Clarizio

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 606 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    10
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    245
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    29
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    169
    minutes
    spent learning

Anabella's actions

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 20 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 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 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 42 minutes learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-Waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meals with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 5
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
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Anabella Clarizio 10/31/2023 8:52 AM
    Now I understand the effect of deforestation and the importance of temperature forests. I feel like I can not do much to help this cause because it is so much blogger than me. Make sure my lifestyle is not making it worse and think about the environment.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Anabella Clarizio 10/31/2023 8:20 AM
    I have never heard of it before and I think it is a great thing because it allows cows to have a somewhat natural life while also benefiting other things.
  • 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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    Anabella Clarizio 10/30/2023 12:08 PM
    Now I will know when the date has passed not immediately to throw it out. I will read exactly what it says and freeze if I need to.
  • 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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    Anabella Clarizio 10/30/2023 7:32 AM
    I am impacting deforestation by eating meat and fast food occasionally. I can stop going out and eat fast food.

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 10/30/2023 8:32 PM
      Try to find the places which offer plant based burgers like Burger King or . . . avoid the ones who could and don't.
  • 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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    Anabella Clarizio 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 energy, lawmakers can pass policies that help businesses pay for large-scale active geothermal power plants to be built.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Anabella Clarizio 10/18/2023 12:11 PM
    You could make a meal with carrots and broccoli and not waste any part of that food.

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 10/18/2023 7:23 PM
      I've rarely done it, but my sister and good friend both toss greens, peelings of carrots etc. into container in freezer and eventually make broth with it.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use More Fruits And Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Anabella Clarizio 10/18/2023 12:07 PM
    It is better for your health and it does not negatively affect the environment.
  • 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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    Anabella Clarizio 10/18/2023 12:02 PM
    When you are practicing mindfulness you can enjoy your food better and just focus on how it tastes and smells.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

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    Anabella Clarizio 10/06/2023 7:30 AM
    They could be where the Vance monument used to be.