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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Eli Hancock

Central Catholic High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 797 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    31
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    372
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    372
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    278
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    carbon footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    1
    conversation
    with a person
  • UP TO
    1
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Eli's actions

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 24 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meals each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Family Planning and Education

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Talk With a Local Grocer

Improved Fisheries

I will ask my local seafood market or grocery store if their seafood is sustainable and share the Seafood Watch resources so they can stock sustainable options.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Plastics Audit

Reduced Plastics

I will complete a plastics audit to see where plastics show up in my life and determine how I can reduce the use of single-use plastics.

COMPLETED 31
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Calculate My Household Carbon Footprint

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Eli Hancock 10/05/2023 6:28 AM
    People in richer countries eat more Meat because it cost money to eat meat. Eating meat is good for us and gives us good nutrient but it is bad for the planet and the planet is worth going vegetarian for.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Eli Hancock 10/04/2023 9:46 AM
    What I learned about the need for family planning is that it really depends on where the family lives. Depending on the amount of sun there is, how hot it is, and how much precipitation in the air are only some of the factors that could come into play.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Talk With a Local Grocer
    What did you learn from your local grocer and what did you share with them?

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    Eli Hancock 10/03/2023 5:02 AM
    I learned that growing and consuming more organic all natural produce is not only better for us, but also the environment. I shared with them that my family attempts to grow some of our own produce.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Calculate My Household Carbon Footprint
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Eli Hancock 10/02/2023 10:34 AM
    After finding out my carbon footprint, some choices I could make to reduce it in my life is maybe to not drive to places as much and instead walk or bike. Another thing I could do to minimize my carbon footprint is to maybe plant trees or bushes in my backyard to help habitats flourish and to get rid of carbon and produce oxygen.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Plastics Audit
    What was the hardest item to reduce using or cut out that is plastic? Did you find a way to do it?

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    Eli Hancock 10/02/2023 10:29 AM
    The hardest item I had to reduce to cut out plastic is plastic water bottles. To find a way to cut it out, I just switched to a reusable water bottle. If I do happen to use a plastic water bottle, I would also start to throw them in the recyclables.