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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Avery Roos

Team ESR!

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 387 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    90
    trees
    planted

Avery's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 90 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
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.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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: 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

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

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 45 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Avery Roos 4/25/2021 12:00 AM
    I like to paint my old clothes so that I don't have to throw them away so soon, and my friends and I trade clothes when we don't want them anymore. That's really all though, I haven't gone shopping in about 3 ish years because I just reuse my old clothes and I don't see a need for like hauls of new clothes every year.
  • 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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    Avery Roos 4/24/2021 10:38 PM
    I feel like I have significant experiences in nature all the time, really! When I go to a creek or a river, I am always amazed at how the landscape is shaped to make these beautiful natural sights, and at all the different little organisms that they can support. I'd say one experience that made me realize how important nature is to me was when I went backpacking on a little peninsula by the ocean and found peace just standing on these huge rocks leading out into the waves.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Avery Roos 4/12/2021 1:58 PM
    I had never heard about the term silvopasture before this, but it seems to be a very effective way of combing agricultural practices while also protecting our environment by carbon sequestering. Wasting a whole field for cows isn't the smartest way, and combining food sources with animals in the same location could be a great step towards more sustainable farming practices.

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    Avery Roos 4/06/2021 11:48 PM
    I joined the challenge because our environmental science class introduced it to us as an assignment, and it is a great way to organize efforts to combat negative environmental impacts. Even before the class, I was looking for a way to make more of a difference, so I'm glad this is part of our learning and will have real-life benefits!
  • 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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    Avery Roos 4/06/2021 11:45 PM
    After watching the video about the anaerobic digester, I realized that we can use our waste to create more resources, and that a clean society is one where we effectively recycle our polluters, instead of just focusing on absolutely clean resources all the time. In order for programs like the anaerobic digester to be implemented, we would need to put more funding towards waste recycling, and start shifting our energy sources to the recycled energy, or at least clean energy instead of fossil fuels.