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Deveyon Beck

Asheville High School Spring 2024!

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 277 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    sustainable seafood meal
    consumed
  • UP TO
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    24
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    359
    minutes
    spent learning

Deveyon's actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Cook With Sustainable Seafood

Improved Fisheries

Using the Seafood Watch guide, I will feature a sustainable seafood ingredient in a new recipe.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics; Reduced Plastics

I will avoid buying and using 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Electricity

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 2 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Share Your Story

Share Your Aha Moment

Record and share a video describing your aha moment during Drawdown Ecochallenge through the resource link.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 25 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling; Recycled Metals; Recycled Plastics

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, including electronics and metals.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Family Planning and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

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

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Research Local Waste and Recycling Depots

To learn more about what is and is not recyclable in our area as well as how to properly dispose of hard to recycle materials to reduce my harmful impacts on the local environment AND learn how indigenous peoples and POC are more likely to be impacted by waste sites and pollution on a global scale

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Cook With Sustainable Seafood
    What did you cook and how did it turn out? Can you share a recipe on the feed for others to try?

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    Deveyon Beck 6/06/2024 6:06 AM
    I made some crab legs from ingles but I had to help make them because I'm not that good at making seafood, but I also added butter which makes it better
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Research Cement Alternatives
    Concrete is a good example of a material that most of us encounter every day, but its carbon footprint may not be obvious. What other everyday materials might have a large carbon footprint? How can you find out more?

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    Deveyon Beck 6/06/2024 5:43 AM
    plastic productions, and also single-use plastics and they contribute to carbon emissions throughout its lifecycle.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Deveyon Beck 6/05/2024 4:59 PM
    A couple of them that I use are things like straws when I go out to eat and I get straws a couple times a week because I eat out, I don´t use plastic bags but my dad does and he uses them put his drinks that are in a can in so he does not have to carry them
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

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    Deveyon Beck 6/05/2024 8:53 AM
    They will tell you more about energy and what people should do to help each other and how much it cost
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Share Your Story Share Your Aha Moment
    http://ecochallenge.memfox.io/drawdown2023

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    Deveyon Beck 6/05/2024 8:39 AM
    https://app.memoryfox.io/mobile/app?theme=ecochallenge-theme-ecochallenge-theme&identifier=ecochallenge#/my
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation 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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    Deveyon Beck 6/05/2024 6:54 AM
    The more I walk the more exercise I get and I get to see more and more of the nature and smell the outside.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Deveyon Beck 6/05/2024 6:09 AM
    Gives the location of my job relative to my apartment, walking would not be a viable option, but if my job were closer to home
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "Rs" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "Rs" make you feel?

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    Deveyon Beck 6/05/2024 6:06 AM
    By taking part in the R´s like trying your best to do them
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Deveyon Beck 4/29/2024 9:05 AM
    It tells you that the more that you pay attention to food and food waste the less you won’t have to worry about food expiration.