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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Kelsey Gerstler

EchoÇhallange

"My mission is to make our community a better place. Not just with the environment, but with the people around me. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 286 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning

Kelsey's Actions

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/07/2019 1:53 PM
    I love eco-challenge. Giving back feels great!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/03/2019 1:59 PM
    I feel zen when I am near trees. It makes me feel calm and as if I am in touch with mother nature. My neighbors took down may trees last year and it's my turn to give back
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use 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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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/03/2019 1:57 PM
    I am not vegan, or vegitarian. But, I am trying to eat more like them. This website https://www.downtoearth.org/go-veggie/environment/top-10-reasons showed me how my diet hurts the environment. That's why today I'm having pasta! This site really makes you think about how cruel our diets can be to animals and the environment. 

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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/03/2019 1:54 PM
    I finished my first challenge!!!! I'm so proud!

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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/02/2019 3:57 AM
    This year in our social studies class we got to choose one topic to help get rid of in our community. We all choose a topic and wrote a speech about it ad presented it to the class. After all the presentations where done, we choose a topic. I did my speech on deforestation. It was not chosen, but we choose recycling. Doing this small thing as a class can make a big difference in the future.

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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/02/2019 3:48 AM
    One person in my class said that global warming wasn't a thing. Well, it is. So, doing eco-challenge helps get rid of global warming and other things that hurt our earth. We need to protect it from ourselves. 

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    Kelsey Gerstler 4/02/2019 3:46 AM
    Why should you do eco-challenge? Because it is a fun way to hang out with friends and to help your community

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    Kelsey Gerstler 3/29/2019 4:39 AM
    Eco challenge isn't the only team I'm a part of. I am doing a relay for life team. To raise money for this, I am collecting bottles to give back for 5 cents each. It's a small start to help save the world, but you have to start somewhere!

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    Kelsey Gerstler 3/29/2019 4:29 AM
    I was dragged (quite literally) into doing this by my friends. Now I'm really liking join our team every year.

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    Kelsey Gerstler 2/16/2019 4:40 PM
    This is my second time doing ecochallenge. I hope to get over 1000 points for my team this time!