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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Abigail Hughes

BAP Rochester

"I hope to protect our planet so that nature can thrive and we have the opportunity to experience all of the wonders it holds!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 750 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Abigail's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 25 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 40 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
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).

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience 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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    Abigail Hughes 4/20/2021 10:13 AM
    Prior to researching silvopasture I was not aware of the term. I knew of the more traditional native forms of agriculture that were discussed but did not know of the overall concept of silvopasture. I think the biggest advantage of silvopasture is that it is a more natural form of agriculture and is thus able to sustain the land better than our current industrial monoculture version of agriculture. I also think another big advantage to it is that it produces more and better quality food than our current systems of agriculture.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Abigail Hughes 4/18/2021 1:00 PM
    One thing I have noticed when taking my daily walk is the minimal amount of other people out walking. Most times when I am taking a walk, I don't see many others out unless they have a dog that they need to walk for its health and well being. Most people are traveling by car. One thing I have really enjoyed is the fresh air I get and hearing the birds and other sounds of nature. Having greater access to walking trails through more natural areas rather than just a walk on the city sidewalk would make the walks more enjoyable. Having better crosswalks or pedestrian markings so that traffic is more aware and has to stop for you to cross would also make it more possible and safer. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Abigail Hughes 4/18/2021 12:12 PM
    The most important thing I want to prioritize in my life over material 'stuff' is time with family and friends.
  • 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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    Abigail Hughes 4/14/2021 12:04 PM
    I was very surprised that it would take 7.3 earth's to support my lifestyle if everyone lived the way I did. What surprised me was the vast amount of factors that went into calculating my carbon footprint. I can take the most action through my mode of transportation as I commute a very long distance with a standard vehicle. I could also improve through limiting my packaged and meat based products in my diet and source more locally grown food.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Abigail Hughes 4/14/2021 12:02 PM
    Changing my diet to limit the amount of foods that contribute to deforestation was not to difficult. I didn't tend to have much palm oil or coffee products in my diet to begin with, which meant I just needed to limit how much cocoa products I consumed.