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Dina Lomagno

TeamNV

"To be a positive impact not only on the environment but within my community and to continually educate and elevate the knowledge for myself and others. "

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,509 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    84
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    1
    water footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    2,765
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    1,669
    minutes
    spent learning

Dina's actions

Climate + Air

Stay on the Ground

Carbon emissions from air travel is harmful to planetary and human health. Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 3 local, regional, or national decision makers to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Personal Waste Audit

The waste we create daily can go unnoticed. I will track the waste I create in a day and post a photo log on the feed to see how much I create and where I can make different choices to reduce my waste going forward.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 1 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Calculate My Carbon Impact

Carbon emissions can show up in many surprising ways in our life. I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Understand My Water Footprint

Each of us has a water footprint, directly linked to our daily activities as well as the water required in the production of things we use each day. Understanding our water use is important for a healthy planet. I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste, then share what I learned on the feed.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

When traveling, I will seek souvenirs that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 60 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Save the Bees

Bees are vital to ecosystems. To help save the bees, I will learn which local flowers provide nectar and plant them in my backyard or in a pot on my balcony.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Consume only Needs vs Wants

The more stuff we consume, the more greenhouse gasses we put into the atmosphere. I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach this month and only buy things I need.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Low Carbon Diet

Carbon is emitted into the atmosphere in a variety of ways, including through the foods we eat and food we waste. I will learn about low carbon foods and replace higher carbon foods with them in my diet.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 120 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me this month, to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill. I will post on the feed my reflections, conversations, and actions I will take moving forward.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Zero Waste Day

The impacts of our waste are far reaching. I will create zero waste for an entire day and share my reflections and learnings on the feed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Borrow Before I Buy

Why buy something I will only use once or a few times if someone nearby has it for me to borrow, and why not share something I have that someone may only need a few times a year? To reduce my consumption and waste, I will create or support the sharing economy with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Learn About Water Justice in My Area

I will spend at least 30 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 Zero Waste Day
    What was hard about having a Zero Waste Day? What did you learn about yourself and your habits?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/30/2024 8:53 PM
    I’m going to start incorporating this into my weekly fold. It was easier than I thought now that I utilize reusable, meal prep and am conscious of my everyday usage.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/30/2024 8:52 PM
    The importance of trees and how it impacts not only our air but the inhabitants of the forest goes unnoticed too often. I’m very mindful of the part that forests plays in my life whether personal or environmental I will always advocate for them.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Pick Up the Phone
    What do all of us have in common, regardless of politics, race, religion, occupation, or place we live? How can finding common ground help us as a society and as a species?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/26/2024 3:42 PM
    If we can, all align in regards to how we treat each other with respect and kindness, I definitely believe that problems can be resolved faster and resolution leads to efficiencies.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Personal Waste Audit
    What are the results of your waste audit and what did you learn? How can you reduce your waste going forward?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/26/2024 3:41 PM
    We were surprisingly low when we did our audit as we already compost, so food, waste is limited in addition to not utilizing single use plastic and reusable rags towels, etc. We will definitely consider some other additional items that we saw as we were completing our waste audit for sure.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Learn About Water Justice in My Area
    Who is affected by polluted water or a lack of access to water in your region? How are they affected?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/24/2024 3:58 PM
    This is a constant sore spot for everyone who lives in Vegas right now. We share our water with CA and AZ and the battle continues to forge ahead on how we are addressing the water shortage. Initial discussions talked about desalinization but that strayed due to effects on the oceans, next option that is being discussed is doing a main pipeline up through Mexico. That intrigues me as to how it will occur but I think that if the city/state are going to continue to increase both commercial and residential builds, additional water restrictions will need to be created.

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    Dina Lomagno 4/24/2024 3:54 PM
    We've got ONLY 6 days people, let's change the environment as we know it, for the better! Keep learning, keep sharing your education with others!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Endangered Species
    What endangered species did you learn about and what did you learn?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/24/2024 3:53 PM
    My goal was to learn about an animal on the "Critically Endangered List" and I chose the Sumatran Elephant. Sumatran elephants feed on a variety of plants and deposit seeds wherever they go, contributing to a healthy forest ecosystem. They also share their lush forest habitat with several other endangered species, such as the Sumatran rhino, tiger, and orangutan, and countless other species that all benefit from an elephant population that thrives in a healthy habitat.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Consume only Needs vs Wants
    Consuming only what we need vs. what we want can be really hard to do. What has been challenging about committing to this action for a month? What have you learned about yourself? Will you change any habits going forward?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/24/2024 3:51 PM
    This was definitely a challenge for me but it was a thought provoking day which has now been a 3 week streak. I learned that I do not have to always have what I want but what I need instead, it's cut down on waste and I also have started to repurpose what I have to get the end result of what I wanted initially. A perfect example is that I wanted new plant coasters to protect my deck flooring, what I found is that I can take the straw matting from my old plant hangers and turn them into the perfect fit for each plant, not only are they natural fibers but they are waterproof and can be reused!

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      Therese Herzog 4/24/2024 3:54 PM
      I never thought of that...way to go. I use packaging that comes with various things i probably need to stop buying.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/23/2024 8:28 PM
    By understanding my water footprint I was able to make several changes. After doing so I retook my footprint quiz today and have reduced it by about 20%!!!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Low Carbon Diet
    Which high carbon foods will you eat less of, and what are some low carbon options you'll choose instead?

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    Dina Lomagno 4/21/2024 8:41 PM
    When I did the carbon and water footprint calculator I was pleasantly surprised but definitely still have some work to do!