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Eve Brogan

6th APES 21-22

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 841 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    930
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    38
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Eve's Actions

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 30 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Eve Brogan 4/21/2022 9:03 PM
    I can invest in geothermal energy by spending time learning more about its advantages as an energy source. I can also advocate for the energy source by informing others about it.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Eve Brogan 4/02/2022 11:16 PM
    I think that spending more time outdoors allows for an increased amount of knowledge of the area around you because that time spent outside, as an example, could be used to look at and identify birds or plants etc, which would increase your knowledge of organisms in the area that you live. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy
    What did you learn about wave and tidal energy? How do they compare to other energy sources?

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    Eve Brogan 3/10/2022 3:54 PM
    I already knew that wave and tidal energy were forms of renewable energy that are harnessed from their namesake. However, through my research on the topic, I learned that wave energy is harnessed by the vertical motion of buoys floating in the water. I also learned that a reversible type turbine is used to collect tidal energy.
    In comparison to other energy sources, both of these forms of renewable energy produce no emission or pollution to the surroundings. Wave energy is also constantly being collected, unlike solar and wind energy. Tidal energy has a higher energy density than other forms, and the mechanism required is inexpensive to implement.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Eve Brogan 2/27/2022 7:48 PM
    Some other reasons to care about regenerative agriculture are: it enhances biodiversity in the area, and it sequesters carbon, which helps to minimize the effect of climate change. Regenerative agriculture could help my community by improving the quality of the soil in the area, which would promote healthier and better growth of crops.
  • 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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    Eve Brogan 2/08/2022 1:06 PM
    I have noticed that on my walks there are a varied amount of people that are also walking, which is to be expected, but when I take walks around the same time each day, I can sometimes see the same people walking both times. I have enjoyed observing nature, specifically birds and the variety of trees and plants on my walks. I think that more accessible crosswalks, potentially with warning lights for cars, would make my walk more enjoyable, and it would be more possible to cross the street easily with this infrastructure change.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use More Fruits And Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Eve Brogan 2/03/2022 5:24 PM
    Eating more fruits and vegetables positively affects my health because it allows for the intake of more vitamins and minerals that would not normally be found in meat. Eating less meat also helps the people around me because my family would buy less meat, and since it is usually more expensive than fruits and vegetables, they would spend less money.  Eating less meat is also better for the planet because livestock contribute up to 40% of total methane emissions, directly affecting global warming. So, if people ate less meat, then there would not be a need for as much livestock.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Eve Brogan 2/03/2022 5:17 PM
    When I am practicing mindfulness while eating, that usually means talking to my family about our day, or our plans for the weekend. This is much more enjoyable, in my opinion, than eating with distractions because it allows you to engage in conversation.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    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 from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Eve Brogan 2/03/2022 4:34 PM
    Some other benefits to smaller portions could be: more food could be saved, and eaten on a different day, and there would be more food to go around for those eating with you.