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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Alesandro Castelblanco

Asheville High School Spring 2021!

"I'm excited to learn about new sustainable actions and lifestyle choices"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 234 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    92
    minutes
    spent learning

Alesandro's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Industry

Bioplastics

Bioplastics are a promising solution to plastic waste and climate change… but they aren’t necessarily sustainable. Find out why!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 15 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 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 17 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Alesandro Castelblanco 4/21/2021 6:17 PM
    No, I hadn’t heard of it before and now that I do know about it I think the biggest advantage of silvopasture is the diversity of the crops that you can get from doing it.
  • 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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    Alesandro Castelblanco 4/20/2021 7:24 AM
    It really is showing me how serious of a problem this is and how much it affects is also surprising. I myself try to do what I can to help in any way that I can but it is still hard to keep it up.
  • 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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    Alesandro Castelblanco 4/19/2021 7:28 AM
    I don’t drink any coffee but I do eat a lot of meat so if I could cut down on that it would decrease the negative impact on the environment
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Alesandro Castelblanco 4/12/2021 5:32 PM
    I am not too aware of many of the barriers that exist but I do know that women do not have equal opportunity for many jobs or other things that men do.
  • 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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    Alesandro Castelblanco 4/05/2021 8:38 AM
    I learned that family planning is extremely important for a number of different reasons. It can help the economy, it can help climate change, and it will reduce the number of unintended pregnancies. In different countries, the needs might vary but as long as people learn about the right ways to prevent pregnancy and use contraception then family planning will be even more successful.