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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Stavroula Gabriel

Poly Prep Green Devils

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 875 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0.0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning

Stavroula's Actions

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Launch a Recycling Program

#56 Industrial Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

#47 Bioplastic

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 1 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 5 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Fund Family Planning

#7 Family Planning

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

#1 Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching other Drawdown Transport Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/24/2019 4:52 PM
    What concerns me is how it harms the animals. What is happening to their environment. We might think that plastic is helpful and sometime the easier way to do things but you don't know what it is doing to other animals and creatures.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/24/2019 4:45 PM
    You could always tell yourself "do I really need this water" for example, some people only drink like half of the water they bring to school so they could get water from the fountain provided at school, or fill it up a little bit and when you run out fill it up a little bit more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/23/2019 7:37 PM
    What concerns me the most about climate change is how it is effecting nature. People might think they are little things but really they aren't that little, they are important and if people don't try to help at all or ignore it my concern would be what else could happen to nature.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but may its carbon footprint is not obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/23/2019 7:32 PM
    When I researched I read that carbon foot print could be caused by burning fossil fuels.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/23/2019 7:19 PM
    Something that I read that motivated me and I thought was interesting was that a lot of where people use their car to get to is within 40 miles from their home and that is the around the amount of miles that a hybrid car battery can power. That fact would really get me to choose a Hybrid car.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/15/2019 10:19 AM
    I can start bringing a tote bag with me everywhere so that when I buy something instead of taking the bag they would give me the items I bought in  that could be and most likely would be plastic I can use my reusable bag.Considering and using the "R's" makes me feel good because I know that even though I am doing little things they are still helping the environment in some way.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/10/2019 7:37 PM
    It helps make better decisions because for some of the types of experations dates you can wait a while after the date it says but for others you could have to throw it away sooner. Knowing the difference between experations dates could help you  waste less food.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/03/2019 4:20 PM
    I usually buy a plastic water bottle for after school when I stay late so now I will bring in a reusable water bottle.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Stavroula Gabriel 4/03/2019 4:17 PM
    I found out that transporting travelers and tourist is one of the main causes for green house gas and emission all around the world.