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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Clara Khachan Cano

Team Guidewire

"To keep on learning how to contribute to a better world"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,503 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,736
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Clara's Actions

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 20 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Local farming at Alemany Farm - San Francisco

Learn more about the community sustaining farming model of Alemany Farm in San Francisco

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Hear Hasten Regeneration talk about their reforestation projects

Join our GGB Getting to Know event with Hasten Regeneration, a cause focused on developing innovative Miyawaki reforestation projects around the world this Thursday, 4/8 at 9 - 9:45am PT!  Hear from the founders, Sheeba Sen and Peter Coughlan talk about their inspiring journey in creating Hasten Regeneration and how you can support their reforestation projects through the GGB program. Sign up here for the link to the Zoom session! - https://guidewire.benevity.org/volunteer/204

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 20 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 20 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 10 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY 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

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 120 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Earth Month Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Clara Khachan Cano's avatar
    Clara Khachan Cano 4/29/2021 7:46 AM
    Any recommendations for LED bulbs?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/28/2021 9:18 AM
    Cloughjordan got me, should I move there? :)
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/25/2021 1:20 AM
    I consume meat meat, dairy and eggs frequently. Just been more conscious of where these products come from and try to reduce/substitute consumption when possible. But we need to be careful here when substituting. Consuming these product if locally produced in a sustainable way ends up being a better decision that consuming some plant based products that are brought from very far away and produced in a 0 sustainable way. So keep informed
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/25/2021 1:12 AM
    In particular, I am missing Dublin to be a more circular, better connected city
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/25/2021 12:53 AM
    Nature has a significant role in human development and conduct. It has a vital contribution to the way we think, feel, and behave with others.
    Exploring and enjoying my surroundings creates a connection with those places and a sense of appreciation. What will happen if suddenly tomorrow we do not have those places we love anymore cause we did not take care of them?

    Found this interesting article about Environmental Phycology while navigating the topic
    https://positivepsychology.com/environmental-psychology/

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/21/2021 1:25 AM
    Chilli plant. Let's see how it goes
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/18/2021 2:23 AM
    We are a world that loves to build barriers, its safer to build a barrier and not to worry about the problem on the other side that deal with it. The problem is that most of the times the problem is not on the other side of the barrier but in the side where we stand. By us.

    Pervasive gender stereotyping
    Discrimination
    Under-representation

    etc
    etc

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/18/2021 1:26 AM
    Use by date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality
    Sell by date tells the store how long to display the product for sale 
    Best by date indicates when a product will be of best flavor or quality None of them safety related.


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      Clara Khachan Cano 4/18/2021 1:34 AM
      This dates that have been living with us for a very long time are widely misunderstood today. Found myself in different discussions around this and everyone has a different understanding/opinion(!??)
      Food products are safe to consume past the date on the label, and regardless of the date, consumers should evaluate the quality of the food product prior to its consumption.
      It helps me not to discard food blindly on that but to 1st) Store properly 2nd) discard if it shows signs of spoilage. If these 2 alright, good to go.

  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/15/2021 8:06 AM
    There are bamboo alternatives available in Ireland for few things; from reusable coffee cups, cutlery to straws.
    Here an article from IrishTimes about how sustainable is Bamboo
    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/is-bamboo-actually-environmentally-friendly-1.4364617

    "The answer isn’t straightforward – and depends on a few factors such as what it’s being used to make, how far it’s travelled, and how it’s treated and farmed. This information, however, isn’t always easily available to consumers."
    Got my straw and helped local business.
     

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    Clara Khachan Cano 4/13/2021 9:40 AM
    EU aims to be officially climate neutral by 2050
    https://investingnews.com/innspired/europes-bid-become-climate-neutral-electric-vehicles/