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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Betty de Groot


"To learn, and then to teach, about our natural world and how to live justly and conscientiously in it."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 131 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent outdoors

Betty's Actions

Health and Education

Help Students Overcome Health Barriers

Health and Education

I will donate 50 Femme Kit(s) to help people who menstruate overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.


Land Sinks

plawking for a greener outside space

"plawking" is the trend that brings together walking and litter picking.



Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

One-Time Action


  • Betty de Groot's avatar
    Betty de Groot 4/25/2021 7:22 PM
    What I did on the 24th was present at the EECOM with a teaching colleague where we spoke to 30 participants/teachers about the benefits of taking their students on walks in order to discover the natural world around them, using Gillian Judson’s Walking Curriculum. 

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    Betty de Groot 4/25/2021 7:18 PM
    What I & my fellow team-mate Lu did today was to sign up for a monetary prize to get more people food aware in order to lessen their carbon footprint. Not sure if there’s a place for points on this action.

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    Betty de Groot 4/03/2021 6:57 AM
    So many challenges, so little time!  I wish this was an all year event (well, technically it is... because ultimately we are changing habits, with April being our catalyst)! ; ) 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Betty de Groot 4/03/2021 5:08 AM
    I did not like the tool as it left me with no conclusion.  The list of possible pledges were good to reflect on and I selected a few.  Again, there was no point that said that having achieved some of these pledges, I would be "x" number of steps ahead.  In my current state apparently me (or my household?) emits 25 tons of CO2 each year.  That sounds huge.  And apparently, even at that I/we are 67% better than average.  Anyway, that's where that ended.

    • B. de Groot's avatar
      B. de Groot 4/05/2021 10:40 PM
      I like that idea!  Maybe we should recommend the other Carbon Footprint calculator?  

    • Lucrezia Chiappetta's avatar
      Lucrezia Chiappetta 4/05/2021 10:55 AM
      Hey Betty. It sounds like we should have a zoom at the end of the challenge to see if anyone wants to share how they reduce their carbon footprint.