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October 1 - October 31, 2023
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Harper Shook

Asheville High School

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 478 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    sustainable seafood meal
    consumed
  • UP TO
    55
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    55
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    7
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    -7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    68
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    30
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    3
    women, BIPOC, and immigrant-owned businesses
    supported
  • UP TO
    205
    minutes
    spent learning

Harper's actions

Industry

Practice the 5 Rs

Recycling

I will practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 15 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 5 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 20 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 50 minutes learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Cook With Seaweed

Seaweed Farming

I will use seaweed in a new recipe.

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

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 2 miles each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching and shopping from 3 businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Watch Drawdown's Climate Solutions 101 Series

Family Planning and Education

I will watch Drawdown’s Climate Solutions 101 and share what I learned with others.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn About Cattle Farming

Improved Cattle Feed; Improved Manure Management

I will spend 10 minutes researching cattle feed and manure management, or visiting a dairy farm to learn about their farming practices.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Cook With Sustainable Seafood

Improved Fisheries

Using the Seafood Watch guide, I will feature a sustainable seafood ingredient in a new recipe.

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
    Industry Practice the 5 Rs
    What are some more "Rs" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 8:01 PM
    I can add responsibility with how I use electricity and put my trash in the right places.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Cook With Seaweed
    What recipe did you make and how did it turn out? Will you cook with seaweed again?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 7:51 PM
    I made a seaweed sandwich. I definitely will because I have a lot left. It turned out great and I have made it before.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    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? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 11:23 AM
    It has an impact on me being able to be more informed on what I know is going to be more helpful to the environment when I make decisions
    ?: What are the parts that feel overwhelming?
    It feels overwhelming that when people write articles like this it obviously shows that there is a problem but they put it mainly in the hands of the reader. It's hard to even think that making changes yourself will help at all.
    ?: What parts help you feel hopeful?
    I feel hopeful about the parts that show how we have come up with many different solutions so once we input them more hopefully things will start to improve a lot.
  • 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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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 11:06 AM
    No, I had never heard of this before today. I think the biggest advantage is how peaceful and nic it looks.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Cook With Sustainable Seafood
    What did you cook and how did it turn out? Can you share a recipe on the feed for others to try?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 10:41 AM
    I cooked with pole/ line caught tuna. It turned out pretty good. I made myself a tuna melt it was delish.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health and Education Support Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants
    Which businesses that you researched are you excited to support? Are you already supporting businesses that you didn't know were owned by women, people of color, or immigrants?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 10:39 AM
    I am excited to support Kendra Scott. Yes, I think I am already supporting some businesses that are owned by these types of people just like kendra scott.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 10:35 AM
    I go to school the most. I definitely could travel with a friend there more often.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 10:33 AM
    This makes me feel more a part of nature and it feels nice to get some fresh air and be outside compared to being bored in a car or train.
  • 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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    Harper Shook 10/31/2023 10:21 AM
    It differs because I can focus more on how the food tastes and feels.
  • 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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    Harper Shook 10/30/2023 10:45 AM
    I can decrease my negative impact by consuming less processed sweets and snakcs that contain palm oil wich I do a lot of right now. I can eat more local produce and more plant based meals.