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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Blondell Thomas

HP Costa Rica

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 511 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    20
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    56
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Blondell's Actions

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers in person or by posting to social media.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 45 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 60 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 60 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 36 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Blondell Thomas 4/30/2021 11:13 AM
    I have learned new things and also I have made conscious of others about how to execute them and how to continue to help, it's been very helpful.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/28/2021 3:18 PM
    This helps us to slow down, connect with the earth, It helps us to ground ourselves, locate ourselves, becoming more human, patient empathic, and humility, in the introspective perspective.

    Physically it helps us to burn calories, it can lower the blood pressure 
    releasing the stress and improve breathing quality.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/22/2021 10:10 AM
    Our daily choices can impact or increase deforestation, by pending and learn about the products that can make the difference is crucial, we need to consciously verify our actions, product selection, and alimentation to equilibrate our daily decisions to be in harmony with nature and our environment in general.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/22/2021 9:42 AM
    It's important to increase the options to have access to the right to education around the world, women are a key component in human/family development and also in the workforce and the economy, the more education they have more power and tools they will have to develop their self and their families and community. This is an essential need and that is the same for all, no matter where they are.
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products
    How feasible do you think it is for society to build with agricultural waste products?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/20/2021 8:46 AM
    I think the more that we learn more feasible it gets, there are different options and ways to use them that are still unknown if we can integrate more of this type of information on the schools, communities, and companies, thru workshop or courses, more involve and it will motivate them to start using, the key is to know what we can use and how.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

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    Blondell Thomas 4/16/2021 11:08 AM
    If you had a general understanding of Biomass but were not aware of the different sources and materials that can be used, it is good to know that there are several options.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/08/2021 6:52 AM
    When we dedicate the time to be outdoors we get the opportunity not only to feel better, we can also connect with the place, really set attention to where we are, what we have, and be grateful for all of that.
  • 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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    Blondell Thomas 4/05/2021 3:03 PM
    Disfruto más la comida, como más despacio.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/05/2021 2:58 PM
    I think the best way to connect with these values is by informing us about how it works, the options that we have available, and their cost in order to make a plan to make the change.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Blondell Thomas 4/05/2021 2:55 PM
    My intention and inspiration for buying products from local farmers are more than anything to help support the local business, help them grow, and take advantage of the products responsibly, also avoid going to places further away, outside my community that involves more use of fuel and time to move.