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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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August Theodore Guntis

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 242 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    100
    minutes
    spent learning

August Theodore's actions

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Choose Better Wood Products

Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to use paper products only made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics; Reduced Plastics

I will avoid buying and using 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will spend 25 minutes learning about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Green My Job

Industry

Using Drawdown's Job Function Action Guide, I will learn about climate actions I can take at work.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

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

Electricity

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Join a Recycling Program

Recycling

I will set up or join a recycling program at my workplace or school.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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    August Theodore Guntis 10/24/2023 11:10 AM
    For increasing the implementation of passive geothermal heat pumps, lawmakers could pass policies that give tax incentives to building owners

    For increasing the numbers of active geothermal power plants, lawmakers could earmark money for these large scale projects.


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    August Theodore Guntis 10/06/2023 11:12 AM
    Microwind turbines can be placed anywhere to make electricity in rural and urban living areas. And on top of very high places.