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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Brad Kurowski

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 476 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    50
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    47
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Brad's actions

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 15 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 Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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

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 10
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Research the Wonders of Macroalgae / Seaweed

Macroalgae Protection and Restoration

Each day, I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about protecting and restoring macroalgae/seaweed.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

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

COMPLETED 13
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 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/31/2023 7:57 AM
    I have not heard the term silvopasture before. I think the biggest advantages are less work for farms and better animal health, more milk, and more meat production.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/30/2023 7:57 AM
    I will stop throwing away food that still could be eaten.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/30/2023 7:31 AM
    I think my diet is pretty good right now. I don't drink coffee, I don't eat things with palm oil in them and I don't eat too much Animal Products. I do have chocolate sometimes which I could decrease.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/25/2023 7:58 AM
    I haven't heard of biomass technology before this. I was surprised about how good of an impact it could make
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/24/2023 7:42 AM
    The most feasible investment is letting people know about it and trying to make people in the government and others implement it. We can do this by telling representatives and telling people what we learned.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/19/2023 8:12 AM
    Eating meat is not very good for your body and our planet. People in richer countries eat more meat because it is tastes good and is easy to access for them.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/19/2023 8:03 AM
    It makes it a little better and easier to talk with friends.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

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    Brad Kurowski 10/17/2023 7:18 AM
    It can put a whole in the ozone layer. Supermarkets have a negative impact because they have giant refrigerators.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/17/2023 7:10 AM
    It affects me because it makes me feel more healthy and it helps other people because if you eat local fruits and veggies it helps their buisness and it helps our planet because it isnt junk food and meat is bad for the planet.
  • 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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    Brad Kurowski 10/06/2023 7:28 AM
    It could be put on the court house building.