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Emily Palmore

6th APES 21-22

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    2.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    23
    minutes
    spent learning

Emily's Actions

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time 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

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Emily Palmore 4/16/2022 11:49 PM
    One way to avoid fast fashion while still expressing your personality and creativity is thrifting. This method allows clothing to be reused and repurposed rather than being thrown away. In addition, there are many brands that commit to being cruelty free and eco-friendly. These methods make it so that fashion is sustainable and does not harm the planet. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Explore Other Transportation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Emily Palmore 3/27/2022 8:27 PM
    When researching alternative transportation methods, I learned a lot. I found out that there are many eco-friendly alternatives such as walking, biking, skateboarding, public transit, carpooling, electric cars and more. These are all great alternatives that are less harmful to our environment. The most interesting fact that I learned is that subways and metros produce on average 76% lower greenhouse gas emissions than cars. 
  • 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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    Emily Palmore 3/13/2022 11:00 AM
    After communicating about energy alternatives to my family, I learned that my family is willing to implement some of the solutions. My parents also taught me about ocean energy which I had not heard about previously. I learned that although the details about ocean energy are still being researched, it is an alternative that will convert tidal waves and currents into electricity. I found this very interesting and I think more people should know about this. It has been insightful to tell people about energy issues and energy alternatives because many people have different opinions on the matter and they all offer new perspectives. 
  • 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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    Emily Palmore 2/24/2022 8:31 PM
    Aside from the fact that eating smaller portions is beneficial for the environment because it creates less waste, this action is also beneficial for blood sugar and metabolism. By eating smaller portions, we are forced to only eat what we want without having to finish food after we are full, and this change can also help stabilize blood sugar levels. Although these benefits are beneficial, the most significant benefit that comes from eating/serving smaller portions is reducing the amount of food we waste. 
  • 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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    Emily Palmore 2/12/2022 4:49 PM
    On my daily walks I noticed that a lot of people are around walking. I have been walking by the beach, where there are a lot of people riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and roller skating. I have enjoyed being outside and taking time each day to go on a walk. One of the infrastructure changes I would implement would be to improve the boardwalk around PB, specifically by the beach. This would mean to make the boardwalk smoother with less cracks. 
  • 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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    Emily Palmore 1/26/2022 10:31 AM
    Because meat is more expensive and it is only made available to certain groups. Eating more meat provides us with a good source of protein however, since meat has high colesterol levels, it can increase the risk of heart desease. Eating more meat also affects our planet and other people because the production of meat emits greenhouse gasses which cause climate change