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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Samantha Salvatier

Stan State Eco Challenge Earth Month Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 132 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    being mindful

Samantha's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn About Ocean Mammals

I am really concerned about the impact of rising ocean temperatures and plastics on whales, sea turtles, and other ocean mammals.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
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 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Samantha Salvatier's avatar
    Samantha Salvatier 4/30/2021 8:51 PM
    During this month I have tried to make more sustainable choices. I've wrote a few actions that I have done during the month and there are a few more that I haven't mention. I recently began using reusable dryer balls instead of constantly using drier sheets. While I eat, I've been using table cloths instead of using so many paper towels. My most recent change has been the use of bee's wax that I use to protect my food. It's amazing how natural resources can be used to help make more sustainable choices. I want to continue this journey on making better choices.
  • 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?

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    Samantha Salvatier 4/30/2021 8:34 PM
    I never thought about this issue too much. I did check seafoodwatch.org to get more information. I know that there's this new documentary on Netflix I want to check out more on this issue. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Samantha Salvatier 4/30/2021 8:07 PM
    My next step will be to use less electricity whenever I can. Since most days are still really nice I began doing my work in the backyard since there's more natural light. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Samantha Salvatier 4/30/2021 7:53 PM
    I feel like when I eating with others it is easier for me to be more mindful and not be on my phone but when I am eating alone thats when I'm more tempted to be on it or watching tv. I'm going to try to make it a habit to continue mindfulness. Its nice to be in the moment truly enjoying my meal. :)