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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Reyhan Sanchez

Poly Prep Green Devils

"We should all take part to make the Earth a better place."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,411 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    88
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    66
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    66
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    40
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    378
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    0.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Reyhan 's Actions

Action Track: Social Justice

Contact your Elected Officials

#23 Farmland Restoration

I will contact 0 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 22
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.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Choose Better Wood Products

#38 Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Action Track: Social Justice

Donate

#21 Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 4 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 50 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Make School More Affordable

#6 Educating Girls

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 50 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Advocate for Forest Protection

#38 Forest Protection

I will contact 0 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reyhan  Sanchez's avatar
    Reyhan Sanchez 4/11/2019 7:06 AM
    I am glad that we are still helping the environment even 9 days in.

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/04/2019 8:32 PM
    The school is one of the highest and we just started. 

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/04/2019 7:01 AM
    Hello everyone this morning.

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/03/2019 8:16 PM
    It has been very fun helping the environment. 

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/03/2019 8:14 PM
    I want to thank Mr. Filiatraut for introducing this to the school.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/03/2019 8:47 AM
    No but I feel that this is important since we need to have organic foods to eat.

    • Reyhan  Sanchez's avatar
      Reyhan Sanchez 4/03/2019 8:25 PM
      I totally agree since eating healthy foods increases our health and we become stronger individuals. My mom and I always get organic products when we are shopping at a supermarket. I prefer not eating to much pork like i'll eat it every so often but not a lot since pigs aren't the cleanest animals and that we shouldn't be killing innocent animals.

    • Leola Specht's avatar
      Leola Specht 4/03/2019 8:54 AM
      Yes -- I participate in my local CSA where fresh produce is delivered from local farms every week from June-October.  Just like the farmers market, the produce is so fresh and delicious.  I get to see the farmers frequently when the bring the produce down.  Such happy feelings when I get the produce, and sad feelings (I miss it so much!) when the season is over.  Thank goodness for Winter Farmer's Markets to hold me over :)
       

  • Reyhan  Sanchez's avatar
    Reyhan Sanchez 4/02/2019 4:47 PM
    This has actually  turned out to be more interesting than I thought. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/02/2019 4:46 PM
    It can be shade it the summer and also help by taking carbon dioxide and making a chemical change to oxygen.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/02/2019 4:42 PM
    It was fairly easy for me to change my diet since I was used to eating different foods.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Reyhan Sanchez 4/02/2019 3:20 PM
    You don't have to waste the extras since there is probably not going to be any extras.