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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Lucy Koerber

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 221 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    21
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    21
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    17
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    20
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    250
    minutes
    spent learning

Lucy's actions

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

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 120 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 45 minutes learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

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

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 1
DAILY 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
    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?

    Lucy Koerber's avatar
    Lucy Koerber 10/31/2023 11:23 AM
    I have never heard of this term before (silverpasture). After learning more about it I think the biggest advantage is that the cows would be healthier if you had a silver pasture.
  • 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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    Lucy Koerber 10/30/2023 5:33 PM
    My diet is very bad for the planet. My diet is very unhealthy. I eat way too many foods that have palm oil. I can improve my diet by switching to eat more plant based food choices and using or trying to use an alternative oil while baking.


    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 10/30/2023 7:24 PM
      Don't chastise yourself too badly. If you are attempting vegetarian/vegan - it's huge. Palm oil is literally in so many of our food items and so hard to avoid. Kudos to have awareness about it. Seaweed may provide alternative to palm oil - so stay tuned and thanks for being here. The honesty is refreshing!
  • 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?

    Lucy Koerber's avatar
    Lucy Koerber 10/24/2023 11:12 AM
    For increasing the implementation of passive geothermal heat pumps, lawmakers could pass policies that give tax incentives to building owners

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