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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sandra Mascarenhas

ecoCaledon

"To have conscious awareness of the impact my actions have on mother earth"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 364 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Sandra's Actions

Land Sinks

Local Forest Conservation and Land Stewardship

I would like to learn more about our local conservation efforts and try to understand what role I can play in good land stewardship as I discover the trails and forests in Caledon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Complete lectures on Global Food Systems and Sustainability

To complete one module of the course to reach the ultimate goal of finishing the course.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 120 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Volunteer at my local CSA

Provide volunteer hours to support growing local, eating local and reducing my carbon footprint.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Education: Global Food Systems and Sustainability

Sign Up/Complete Course on Feeding a Hungary Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition, Sustainability EDX: SDCACADEMYX MAR-AUGUST. Personal Interest. Understand how our food choices impact mother earth.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Only use Envirobags for shopping

Don't forget to bring Envirobags when going grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Garden Irrigation System

I will set up a drip irrigation system with a timer for my garden to reduce water run off, waste and evaporation. I have been putting this off for years and would like to complete this task to make a difference.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

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

plawking for a greener outside space

"plawking" is the trend that brings together walking and litter picking.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Sandra Mascarenhas's avatar
    Sandra Mascarenhas 4/30/2021 3:50 PM
    Thanks all for the inspiration to work through this challenge and for setting it up. What a great learning experience. So many valuable insights from the feeds as well. Hoping to keep the challenge going beyond Earth Month. 

  • Sandra Mascarenhas's avatar
    Sandra Mascarenhas 4/21/2021 6:01 PM
    After completing an EdX course last year on Food Sustainability I ended up on Springer Nature's email list, or maybe I was added from the current  EdX course I am taking as part of this eco challenge. It's really incredible how many interesting resources are out there that we would never otherwise know about. Springer Nature  host some really interesting webinars/discussion panels. I just received a notice for the  next debate  on May 3 entitled: Harnessing Science for a Sustainable Future : Bridging the Policy, Research, and Community Divide. Here is the link if anyone is interested : https://www.crowdcast.io/e/harnessinginnovation4asustainablefuture/register

  • Sandra Mascarenhas's avatar
    Sandra Mascarenhas 4/16/2021 5:44 PM
    Hi All, for anyone interested free online webnar through Navdanya International-
    Navdanya and the Navdanya movement was created by Dr. Vandana Shiva 30 years ago in India to defend Seed and Food sovereignty and small farmers around the world. Navdanya pioneered the movement of seed saving and seed freedom, which began in response to the crisis of erosion of agricultural biodiversity and introduction of GMOs and patents on seeds through intellectual property rights (IPRs) and so-called ‘free trade’ agreements.
    To register:
    https://navdanyainternational.org/earth-rising-ecological-actions-for-earth-democracy/