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Camden Meacham

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"I like horses. and snails. I want to find a way to use snail poop to make a more environmentally friendly makeup, and I want to use my experience with horses, to help rescue and rehabilitate rescue horses and other animals."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 35 This Week
  • 675 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    295
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    32
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    525
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    0
    trees
    planted

Camden's Actions

Buildings

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 1 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

car part, in the woods

if we get enough people to participate in this action, we can work together to remove an old car part from the forrest. there is an old carburetor, that used to be in the woods. we got it out, but the local authorities will not remove it from the parking lot in front of the forest. if we get enough ideas on how we can work together to remove it, we can get it out of the woods, and maybe even remove other dumped items from the forrest!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Organic Growing Methods

Nutrient Management

I will buy organic cotton and foods grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans/nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 200 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Climate Change Skepticism

Visit the link below and read about a common misconception about climate change and Earth's cycles. Answer the reflection question.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Intro to the Carbon Cycle

In Earth Science this year, we're going to be talking a lot about climate change and the carbon cycle. Take a minute to read the article/video linked below and answer the reflection question.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Stop over chemical reacting!!: Intro to the Carbon Cycle

Climate change is occurring because of a phenomenon that is also a very basic chemical reaction. When fossil fuels burn, carbon dioxide is produced. Usually, this reaction balances out as carbon dioxide is then used during photosynthesis. However, the amount of carbon being produced currently, due to our overuse of fossil fuels, is tipping this delicate balance. We'll talk more about the effects later on...in the meantime let's learn about how to reduce the ways WE start chemical reactions that create carbon. Use the link below to measure your carbon footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Camden Meacham 2/01/2021 6:01 AM
    hmmm... maybe making sure that when a room is empty, the lights are turned off?

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    Camden Meacham 2/01/2021 5:59 AM
    I think  the drawdown ecochallenge is going great, and I have learned a lot.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:25 AM
    well, fertilizer one lawns runs into the local water, and that is really bad, but also companies near us dumping things into the water
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:24 AM
    I guess, if there are more plants growing all the time, it will make it look better, and also create beneficial hobbies for people who need things to do?
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Organic Growing Methods
    It is often said that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” What is your response to that statement?

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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:23 AM
    um, you can? it is perfectly fine to feed the world with organic food?
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Stop over chemical reacting!!: Intro to the Carbon Cycle
    What's one way you can either offset or limit the amount of carbon you are producing?

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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:22 AM
    reduce the meat products im eating. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:21 AM
    fertilizer. It most makes me want to take action, because I know fertilizer can come from horses. I now make an effort to feed some of my leftovers to my pony, and he creates fertilizer, which is then used to help plants. now, instead of it rotting in a land fill, it is helping trees grow.
  • 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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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:19 AM
    hmm. maybe if it has gone bad, don't eat it, but if its still ok to eat, even id past the expiration date, eat it?
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:18 AM
    I know that creating meat products creates a lot of waste, and caring for the animals can put chemicals into the environment, but other than that, I don't really know too much on how meat affects us.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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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    Camden Meacham 1/29/2021 6:17 AM
    im not sure what I would change, maybe cut back some of the trees that hang over the sidewalks?