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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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CONWAY CHARLAND

SLHS-MST earth month

"Do as much research as possible"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 176 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    trees
    planted

CONWAY's Actions

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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!

    CONWAY CHARLAND's avatar
    CONWAY CHARLAND 5/24/2021 12:45 PM
    I have not heard of biomass, but the learning experience was fascinating. I learned how Biomass can be used in a variety of ways, such as heating and electricity. It reduce Greenhouse gas emissions at a great rate and even produces Carbon Dioxide just like fossil fuels. Not only that since it is a renewable resource it can replace oils in its place for transportation, electricity and so much more. Biomass has the most uses and it shocked me as to how one thing can have so many uses.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    CONWAY CHARLAND's avatar
    CONWAY CHARLAND 4/30/2021 9:18 AM
    Planting trees can be refreshing and helpful to keep your mind off of anything stressful or depressing. It also helps with the process of taking in Carbon Dioxide from the air making the air cleaner allowing us to having a healthier atmosphere
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

    CONWAY CHARLAND's avatar
    CONWAY CHARLAND 4/22/2021 10:15 AM
    It depends on how long it will take and how much is being used. I do not go along on vehicles if it takes almost more than an hour. I like to do short transportations and I mostly walk or use my bike for transportation.

    • John Hansen's avatar
      John Hansen 4/23/2021 2:54 AM
      The appeal to owning a car is that you are the one controlling it. This is good for long distance travel, but not for cities or even towns like ours.
      I used to live close enough to DC that I could easily bike to a train station. Despite only using it twice, I loved the trains. It would be really cool if we had a passenger train connecting us to nearby towns, like Plattsburg. There is probably an existing railroad that would work anyway.

  • CONWAY CHARLAND's avatar
    CONWAY CHARLAND 4/22/2021 10:11 AM
    Researching things on transportation and how to deplete the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere by walking, hiking, biking.