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Karl Horak

Community Team

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 40 THIS WEEK
  • 270 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    245
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1,320
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    56
    pieces of litter
    picked up

Karl's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Learn about Native Species

The world is full of unique species. I will spend 15 minutes each day learning what the native plants and wildlife are in my region.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Regenerative Agriculture and Me

Regenerative agriculture focuses on farming and ranching in a way that supports life and restores the soil. I will spend minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

30 for 30 in Nature

Studies have shown that when we spend consistent time in nature, our health improves, our creativity increases, and our connection to the planet gets stronger. Each day of the Ecochallenge, I will spend 30 minutes outside (in a large or small patch of nature), then share my observations, reflections, and learnings on the feed.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Regenerative Agriculture and Me
    What did you learn about the practice and benefits of regenerative agriculture? How can you support healthy farming practices for people and the planet?

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    Karl Horak 4/04/2024 5:12 PM
    Our Barelas neighborhood is hosting an Earth Day gathering with presentations on community composting, urban gardening, regenerative farming, and much more. Should be great, especially since this is an under-served community in Albuquerque.

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    Karl Horak 4/04/2024 1:53 AM
    So far it's been hit or miss. Need to put a daily reminder in my calendar with the link to the dashboard.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Karl Horak 4/01/2024 8:12 PM
    Between recent rains and the BioPark staff, the Botanic Garden was spotless today, even after a busy Easter weekend.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests 30 for 30 in Nature
    What have you noticed about how it feels to spend consistent time outside?

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    Karl Horak 4/01/2024 8:10 PM
    Even cold and wet, it was great to be outside in the Cottonwood Gallery of the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Learn about Native Species
    What did you learn about a native plant or animal species in your region?

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    Karl Horak 4/01/2024 8:09 PM
    Even though it was cold and rainy, the Nature's Notebook group made it out to all 4 sites and made our weekly observations. Our notes contributed to phenology data for Opuntia, Ribes, Atriplex, Foresteria, and other native plants in our area.

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    Karl Horak 2/28/2024 1:51 AM
    Need to see if the BioPark is going to host a team this year.