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October 1 - October 31, 2023
Corbin Freeman's avatar

Corbin Freeman

Asheville High School

"I want to learn more about the environment and how to save it."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 751 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    78
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    62
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    1
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    245
    minutes
    spent learning

Corbin's actions

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

UNCOMPLETED
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 45 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 40 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Contact Fossil Fuel Companies

Methane Leak Management

I will contact the fossil fuel companies that supply energy in my community and ask how they manage and reduce methane leakage.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 60 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

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meals each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 31
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?


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    Corbin Freeman 11/01/2023 4:25 PM
    Learn more about temperate rainforests: ?: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?
    It makes me think more about my impact on the environment and makes me want to have a more positive impact.
    ?: What are the parts that feel overwhelming?
    Parts that feel overwhelming are spending a long time researching things and having to alter some big parts of my life in order to be better to the environment.
    ?: What parts help you feel hopeful?
    Parts that help me feel hopeful are that a lot of people are trying to help and a lot of things are already being done to restore 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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    Corbin Freeman 10/31/2023 7:48 AM
    No, I had not. I think the biggest advantage of silvopasture is that it makes cattle more healthy.

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    Corbin Freeman 10/31/2023 7:02 AM
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    Corbin Freeman 10/31/2023 7:02 AM
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  • 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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    Corbin Freeman 10/30/2023 12:04 PM
    I learned that expiration dates do not signify when something is unusable/uneatable and that a lot of food is wasted by people who do not know this.

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      Mary Hanks 10/30/2023 1:18 PM
      Food banks know this! Every food bank or pantry where I've volunteered has a list of guidelines of how long past those dates we can distribute food items. A few clients have objected, and I've had to explain.

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    Corbin Freeman 10/27/2023 7:38 AM





































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  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

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    Corbin Freeman 10/25/2023 4:45 PM
    I had heard of it but I didn’t know how big of an energy source it was or what it produced.

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    Corbin Freeman 10/25/2023 7:45 AM
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  • 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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    Corbin Freeman 10/24/2023 7:59 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.

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    Corbin Freeman 10/24/2023 7:05 AM
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