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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Mitchell Robles

SUNY New Paltz

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Participant Impact

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Mitchell's Actions

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

#62 Women Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching women-owned businesses I can support when shopping.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

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

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Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

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Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

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Transport

Explore Other Transport Solutions

All Transport Solutions

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

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Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 5 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
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Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Mitchell Robles 4/25/2019 2:24 AM
    Never knew that small changes such as getting more pedestrians or focusing on pedestrians can bring more business to local shops and restaurants.

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 10:03 PM
    I really wasn't aware of the amount of caffeine in various products, i just thought it was in coffee and stuff from like Starbucks or Dunkin Doughnuts but, little did I know that it was in my new favorite drink (Blueberry lemonade). Oh well, I'll just continue to stick to water, I was almost getting addicted to the lemonade now that I think about it.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 10:01 PM
    Bye bye bananarama coffee smoothie, so long blueberry lemonade, no more monster energy drink for these last minute assignments. A necessary sacrifice though, can't live in this world if we destroy it.
  • 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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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 9:58 PM
    So I normally drink nothing but water but since I discovered blueberry lemonade my life was changed. Sadly this drink has caffeine in it and indirectly contributes to deforestation within the world. Welp, time to stick to water again.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 9:55 PM
    Personally, When I eat I try not to waste anything on my plate and try not to order more than I can handle because wasting food is such an ignorant crime.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 9:11 PM
    With all these simple changes being made, it quickly reduces pedestrian risk of getting hit by a vehicle, as well as reducing car crashes in general but, this also will reduce the amount of pollution.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 7:54 PM
    Donating it to children's hospitals, orphanages and animal shelters.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 7:49 PM
    The regrouping of the lost carbon into the atmosphere, the exponential increase in carbon rich soil for better fertility, and clean food since there will be no usage of pesticides.
  • 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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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 7:45 PM
    Never heard of it. Personally, the biggest advantage is that it both is more environmentally friendly as it is ethical for the livestock.

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    Mitchell Robles 4/21/2019 7:44 PM
    The summary on Silvopasture really shocked me because not only is this technique cheaper than mass production, it is also more practical and faster than its counterpart. Most importantly, this practice is ethical and eco-friendly and as we all know, money rules the world so by definition there should be more farmland using this practice.