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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Amy Lapham

SUNY Adirondack (individual participants)

Points Total

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  • 61 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Amy's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Restore Wetlands

Coastal Wetland Restoration

I will volunteer 10 hours with a wetland restoration project in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Advocate for Wetland Protection

Coastal Wetland Protection

I will write 10 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or representative to advocate for policies that protect wetlands.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Express My Support For Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

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.

Uncompleted
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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Plantings as Mother's Day gift

I will be giving my mother a small tree, wildflower plantings for butterflies and sunflower seeds for her yard as a gift for Mother's Day. I choose this because: Tree- helps air quality, provides protection and homes for wildlife wildflowers for butterflies- they need food and sources are low for them. Plus, it's easy to plant and fun to watch butterflies flit around. Sunflowers- to help revitalize the soil for her roses and provide a happy image for drivers. Overall, it will bring a smile to my mother's face on daily, it is something permanent, does not negatively impact the environment, and provides home/food for wildlife.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Land Sinks

SUNY ADK CAMPUS TREE PLANTING - 4/27 @ 9am

SUNY ADK CAMPUS TREE PLANTING - DATE TBD In coordination with the Adventure Sports program, Clint McCarthy and friends have made it a regular occurrence to remove honeysuckle and plant trees and shrubs, that help foster a healthy ecosystem on SUNY ADK property. Join this year's planting and connect with fellow faculty, staff, and students.

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One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Amy Lapham 4/29/2021 12:17 PM
    I planted sunflowers to remind me of Italy. It was my first planting experience. I felt like a new mom anxiously watching over the seeds, hoping to see a sprout or two. To my amazement and joy, several sunflowers popped out and grew tall and beautiful. It was lovely to look out the window and see the bright colors and the happy little bees buzzing around all summer long. 

    When I saw the bees buzzing around, I came to a realization, in my quest for a positive memory of my travels in Italy, I inadvertently created a source of food for the bees and enriched the soil. I lived in a rental at that time and there was a grape vine next to where I planted the sunflowers. It wasn't healthy. But, after the sunflowers grew, the grape vine perked up and seemed to revitalize itself before my very eyes. The bees buzzed busily around the grapes and the sunflowers. It was then I realized adding something to remind me of happy times, also had an impact on the environment in my little yard. I unintentionally made an impact on the soil and the bees without thought! I thought to myself.... I wonder what could happen, if I did something positive with thought and planning for the environment? My positive impact could create ripples and have far more impact that I could possibly imagine. Oh, the possibilities!!