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Tate Oliva

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"“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”🌎"

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Participant Impact

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    spent learning

Tate's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

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One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

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    Tate Oliva 4/22/2020 12:38 PM
    I started a social media awareness campaign on the effects of female education on climate change. I shared information and resources on this topic and was amazed to reach an enthusiastic audience. Multiple people shared their thoughts on the topic and said that they were grateful for the opportunity to learn about something they had never heard before. This was a great experience and I was able to both learn and teach.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials 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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    Tate Oliva 4/22/2020 12:32 PM
    Concrete was fascinating to research. The concrete industry is one of the primary producers of CO2. Concrete also damages the topsoil layer of the earth and contributes to problems like runoff, soil erosion, water pollution, and flooding. There are however new options for building in concrete such as Green concrete, ashcrete, micro silica concrete, and even coral cement!
  • 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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    Tate Oliva 1/03/2020 3:29 PM
    By cutting back my consumption of non environmentally sourced products from chocolate to dairy/meat/eggs to coffee toprocesses goods containing palm oil, I can significantly reduce my personal contribution to deforestation.

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    Tate Oliva 1/03/2020 3:22 PM
    Just learned about the effect that my diet has on deforestation. https://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/foods-that-are-eating-the-worlds-forests-and-how-to-choose-better/
    is a great article that educates you on the impacts of your diet

    • Allison Wildman's avatar
      Allison Wildman 1/04/2020 8:04 PM
      yes! so bummed to see Dr. Bronner's on the list. :(

    • Erin M's avatar
      Erin M 1/04/2020 6:37 PM
      Wow! Mind opening, great article - thank you so much for sharing!

    • Leah Saturen's avatar
      Leah Saturen 1/04/2020 6:30 PM
      Thanks for posting a link to this article, it was a good quick read!