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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Anna Abbott

JAC Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 163 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning

Anna's Actions

Electricity

Reduced electricity

Lights off throughout the entire house until 7pm to conserve electricity

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Vegan living

I am vegan, so I do not eat, wear, use, or consume any animal products or by-products, or anything involving animal exploitation and cruelty. For Earth month, my family agreed to join me for one plant-based meal every week.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Muscle Power on Earth Day

I will cut green house gas emissions related to my commute to John Abbott College on Earth day, April 22. I will only use muscle-powered transportation (walk, bike, skateboard) for my commute.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Save Rigaud Mountain

Rigaud Mountain is an expansive natural resource that we rely upon to run many of our Outdoor Education courses, here at JAC. It is under extreme pressure from development and mismanagement, and in desperate need of protection. Facing COVID and the Climate Crisis, the need to protect our few remaining local intact forests, is more stronger than ever. We need them, for our health and wellness, and they are disappearing. If you are able, please support this important cause and take a few moments to forward this letter to others who understand its importance. The petition and funding pages are accessible through the "Learn More" button.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Save Rigaud Mountain
    After signing a local petition, how does it make you feel?

    Anna Abbott's avatar
    Anna Abbott 4/30/2021 6:06 PM
    I wish I could do more to help the cause, but I try to remember that it's sometimes the little things that make a substantial difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Muscle Power on Earth Day
    Did you have any obstacles getting to and from campus with your "muscle transportation" of choice?

    Anna Abbott's avatar
    Anna Abbott 4/30/2021 6:04 PM
    I love walking, so it was easy for me to walk short distance travels, or take my bike instead of driving.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Anna Abbott's avatar
    Anna Abbott 4/30/2021 6:03 PM
    I now use bamboo toothbrushes and have purchases some wooden utensils.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

    Anna Abbott's avatar
    Anna Abbott 4/30/2021 6:03 PM
    It was fairly easy to make these changes, seeing as I rarely consume processed foods, and I don't drink coffee, or eat cacao regularly.
  • 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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    Anna Abbott 4/30/2021 6:01 PM
    I'm currently doing my best to avoid purchasing foods containing palm oil, as it is a huge culprit in deforestation.