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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Kaleigh Lucas

Team ESR!

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Kaleigh's 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.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

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One-Time Action

Buildings

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

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One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

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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).

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:49 AM
    I learned a lot from this, and I appreciate that this was apart of our class. Thank you
  • 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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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:48 AM
    How little I know about my family's footprint. I would like to know if we could purchase renewable energy or use more sustainable sources. In the future, I hope to purchase a more energy efficient car, or join one of those rent-a-car services because I don't use my car very much.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience 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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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:38 AM
    It feels nice, and grounding to get my hands dirty and tend to the garden.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience 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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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:37 AM
    I don't think there is a way to make climate solutions without being unjust. The neighborhoods that need most change are those that are the cheapest and so the residents will be bought out so new infrastructure can be built.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety. What would need to change for you to regularly choose more climate-friendly options?

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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:31 AM
    It's mainly the convenience and perception of safety. I didn't grow up taking trimet like some people have and as a young female I just don't feel comfortable riding public transport by myself. I don't know what would need to change, I do try to ride my bike when the weather is nice.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:20 AM
    I learned that refrigerators and air conditioners have had some of the worst impact on the ozone layer. Supermarkets contribute greatly and only the ALDI company has committed over 50% to being more efficient.
  • 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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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:15 AM
    Foods are typically still safe to eat after the expiration date if handled properly, so unless there is bacteria growing it doesn't need to be thrown out.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:11 AM
    We need to switch to more sustainable energy. We have the ability to do so, but are choosing to continue to use carbon emitting gasses.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:08 AM
    Add more insulation into the walls of our house to help regulate the temperature and save electricity.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Kaleigh Lucas 5/03/2021 12:04 AM
    I have tried to do research, or attempt to purchase from female owned companies. And now that I have done more research, I have found more female owned businesses that I would like to purchase from in the future.