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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Ava Zumerchik

York Girls Volleyball

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 706 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    19
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    32
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    13
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    214
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    21
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    50
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    54
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    4
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Ava's Actions

Land Sinks

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 2 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove from my current diet the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 20 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

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

    Ava Zumerchik's avatar
    Ava Zumerchik 4/03/2021 8:14 AM
    You will be less likely to overeat and feel sick as well as reduce the waste of the extra food you may take and not eat
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Ava Zumerchik's avatar
    Ava Zumerchik 4/01/2021 1:01 PM
    The meat industry is on of the worst industries for the environment so eating less meat will lower the negative effects it has on our environment.