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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Hannah Lyons-Cavazos

Bard College + Community

Points Total

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  • 511 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
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    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    91
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Hannah's Actions

Buildings

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 5 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Attend GATHER Screening on April 18th, 7PM.

Kick off Earth week with a screening of Gather, "an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide."

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 5 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

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 4
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

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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

Electricity

Communicate the need to Price Carbon

Thousands of economists agree that we need to put a price on carbon pollution. There's a 'carbon cashback' bill in Congress introduced this week in the House that will do that - returning money to households. We need to mobilize around this as a best first step (and do everything else in this challenge, too!)

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

I will be Less Material in a Material World

If I live on campus I'll follow FreeUse on Insta (@bard.freeuse) (and I'll donate there as well) in support of a circular economy.  Away from Bard I will find sustainable clothing options, avoiding fast fashion retailers, valuing long-lived clothing and supporting Bard-born orgs like Thrift to Fight and Cahoots.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Count Your Steps & Share

Count how many steps it takes to get from one point to another on campus or where you live. For example, count how many steps it takes to get to Kline from Robbins. DM the BardE3 or Bard Office of Sustainability Insta with the number of steps you counted and we’ll use the info to make posts about walkability! @bardsustainability @barde3bos

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Compost Food Scraps

Compost at Kline, dorm composting bins, or returning food scraps to Kline.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Attend a Screening of GATHER

Learn about Indigenous Land Management, Regenerative Agriculture and Food Sovereignty at a screening of Gather, "an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide."

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn via Solve Climate by 2030

Sign up to listen to Solve Climate by 2030 (live on April 7 or recorded)

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Hannah Lyons-Cavazos's avatar
    Hannah Lyons-Cavazos 4/07/2021 8:29 AM
    One of the fish choices that is on the 'Avoid' list for  California is shrimp (specifically, Pacific Rock Shrimp). I don't eat a great deal of seafood but I definitely eat shrimp and rarely know what kind it is or whether it was sustainable fished. I will look into regional alternatives and will look for MSC, ASC and BAP certifications on the seafood that I purchase. 

    • Laurie Husted's avatar
      Laurie Husted 4/09/2021 5:06 PM
      I spent several minutes in front of the shrimp freezer today with the Monterey Bay Seafood watch website open but ended up using ecosia (the search engine that plants trees ) and ended up finding a bag with the BAP certification - it was the Hannaford store brand which was good to sea / see :)
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Hannah Lyons-Cavazos's avatar
    Hannah Lyons-Cavazos 4/05/2021 1:03 PM
    The restoration of global ecosystem equilibrium must be a central goal of any sustainability movement. The earth possesses the fantastic capacity to keep its countless ecosystems in balance through natural means; it is only because of human interference that this balance is interrupted. Therefore, actions to mitigate and reduce human impacts to allow for the restoration of natural balance must be the driving forces behind any sustainability initiative.