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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Julia Gross

Poly Prep Green Devils

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 756 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    63
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    400
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    400
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    77
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent learning

Julia's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Social Justice

Improve a Bus Stop

#37 Mass Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Connect With A Nonprofit

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

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on womens' or girls' issues in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Julia Gross 4/10/2019 5:23 AM
    I enjoy the fresh air and clear sky, It is peaceful and grand.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Julia Gross 4/10/2019 5:20 AM
    I think that at this point global warming is inevidable it is happening, but we still can make an impact.
  • 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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    Julia Gross 4/08/2019 10:47 AM
    you will use food more cautissouly of waste.

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    Julia Gross 4/08/2019 10:44 AM
    I am haveing fun decreaseing my footprint, this has so far been a great expirence.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Julia Gross 4/08/2019 10:43 AM
    I have lived in new York for awhile, taking the subway and public bus system, but before that we would drive for two minutes to get to school, now I am better.

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    Julia Gross 4/07/2019 3:28 PM
    Having fun and eating no meat great start keeping going.

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    Julia Gross 4/03/2019 11:51 AM
    I have had so much fun today, and am so exited to be helping. I can't wait to keep going.

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    Julia Gross 4/03/2019 5:30 AM
    so exited a great start for a great day.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

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    Julia Gross 4/02/2019 3:01 PM
    we are hurting and killing more animals and half of that we dont end up eating this is just wrong and effecting us to. it makes us less healthy without ballenced diet we are becoming more obesse and that is just more wrong.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Julia Gross 4/02/2019 12:14 PM
    useing water bottles and foutians, littering, and plastics