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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sydney Guilfoyle

JAC Sustainability

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 302 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    75
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    70
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Sydney's Actions

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 4 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Sydney Guilfoyle 4/23/2021 1:23 PM
    Sunny day today finally after all of the snow! Good to be back outside biking:)

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    Sydney Guilfoyle 4/16/2021 9:16 AM
    Rainy day today so I might only bike a few miles!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    Sydney Guilfoyle 4/14/2021 12:23 PM
    I think that it greatly strengthens our sense of community when we buy local and support organic farmers. They have only a certain amount of people they can reach out to, so bringing awareness to others will increase their business, profit everyone, and build a supportive community
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Sydney Guilfoyle 4/14/2021 12:19 PM
    I think awareness is the most important aspect of encouraging this method of transportation. Showing the facts to people and educating them is the first step into changing how we travel to places. This is why I printed a fact sheet to be posted on the local bus stop. Not only does it serve as encouragement, but inspiration as well.
  • 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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    Sydney Guilfoyle 4/14/2021 12:16 PM
    I love biking. It is such a good workout and makes me feel strong and accomplished after my daily 4-mile coffee run. I use the coffee as motivation, but truly once I get out of the house I don't want to stop biking. Biking to work at 5am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is a bit of a bummer sometimes, but it really sets the tone for the rest of my day

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    Sydney Guilfoyle 4/14/2021 12:07 PM
    I was not aware that we needed to check in daily for the eco-challenge but I have tracked how much I've biked so far and I will continue to post to make up for the lost points! Total so far: 146.8 km!!! I get my daily coffee which puts me at 4.125 miles and then the days I work I get up to 8.375 miles a day biking to and from work+coffee run)

    • That's wonderful. You can also go back 7 days and check in for days you have missed. Hope that helps. Thanks for participating! You are making a difference.