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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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April Garcia

A Cleaner Texas

"To become better informed about ways to help the environment while also playing a more active role in making a difference."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 217 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    80
    minutes
    spent learning

April's Actions

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

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

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One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 20 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

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DAILY ACTION

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 20 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    April Garcia 4/17/2019 6:50 PM
    Maybe one of these days we can invest in it by using it if we are ever able to build a home on our property. I certainly need to learn more about it as an option in our area.
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women? Can you share any past experiences that may help others take action?

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    April Garcia 4/08/2019 7:26 PM
    I actually know a few women who run their own businesses. One is an ice cream and coffee shop owner. I very much enjoy supporting her and her business. I also do my best to refer people to other women I know who have their own home based businesses. I've known a couple ladies who sew that I've recommended for jobs or I've gone to personally. I do my best to promote these women on my social media as well even if I'm not buying from them personally.

    • Becky Hardin's avatar
      Becky Hardin 4/16/2019 6:45 AM
      That's true. I didn't think about Etsy :)

    • Cris Valentini 's avatar
      Cris Valentini 4/11/2019 8:00 AM
      I know several local women-owned small businesses. Beauty products, Herbalist, candle makers, stone and mineral vendors, metaphysical and craft products. In fact my Herbal courses are run by a women owned school!

    • April Garcia's avatar
      April Garcia 4/10/2019 7:06 PM
       You've bought stuff off Etsy from women haven't you? Like those linen outfits y'all wore to that wedding. 

    • Becky Hardin's avatar
      Becky Hardin 4/10/2019 6:38 PM
      I unfortunately can't name in women owned businesses off the top of my head :( 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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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    April Garcia 4/03/2019 6:25 PM
    No, I'd actually never heard this term before. However, I live in an area where it is very common to see trees all over cattle pastures. (Of course I've seen bare pastures as well and I've often worried about the health of the livestock being exposed especially in this Texas head.) I think the biggest advantage is healthier livestock due to the protection of the trees, and healthier soil due to the fertilization of the ground by the cows.

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    April Garcia 4/03/2019 5:54 PM
    I had honestly forgotten the challenge started today until I checked my email this evening and saw the reminder. Oops...

    • Becky Hardin's avatar
      Becky Hardin 4/08/2019 5:42 PM
      Lol. I haven't been able to be too active the last few days since I was out of town. Hoping to make up for it now that I'm back ^_^
  • 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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    April Garcia 4/03/2019 5:46 PM
    I have a better idea of how long I have to use something, and maybe even if I should freeze something in order to keep it fresh beyond its best by date so that it doesn't sit around an go bad.

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    April Garcia 3/31/2019 7:48 PM
    How do I credit someone for inviting me?