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Samuel Prague

Asheville High School Spring 2024!

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 70 THIS WEEK
  • 541 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    50
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    10
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • UP TO
    254
    minutes
    spent learning

Samuel's actions

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

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Family Planning and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Family Planning and Education

I will spend at least 20 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 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

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

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

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

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

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
    Buildings Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Samuel Prague 5/24/2024 8:21 AM
    Use wing turbines in our mountains and valley ways between mountains to give us more renewable energy without raising housing costs and try cleaning up the French Broad as its filled with E-Coli to allow people to go out and enjoy the river again getting more people to go outside.
  • 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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    Samuel Prague 5/20/2024 9:08 AM
    It felt good talking walks, as I live more on the country side of Asheville so its some pretty housing and trees and mountains I get to look at while walking to the end of my road and back. Although there is no side walk on my road so I just had to walk on the grass and move away a bit if any cars came by so even a small sidewalk would be nice.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Samuel Prague 5/17/2024 9:32 AM
    In many countries barries are put in place to keep women to participate economically and to get a higher education, or some are expected to become mothers by 13-14. And others laws are put in place for them to be paid less or just have less opportunities to do anything in their town and country. Which is why many companies and groups are trying to fix this problem around the globe, giving education and jobs to help women creat income or get a higher education. And teaching them about the environment and ways they can help and improve it to make our planet better.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Samuel Prague 5/15/2024 9:38 AM
    I learned its a lot bigger of a need for families in other parts of the world then i thought, and that they don’t usually have access to many pregnancy prevention methods Im lower-income or poorer countries and places around the world its harder for families to do family planning without access to many of the items and things we take for granted over here in the united states.
  • 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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    Samuel Prague 5/14/2024 9:41 AM
    Supporting local or just any politicians in general who want to try and push geothermal energy and make it more accessible. Or even giving small donations to places try to convert to geothermal or industries and companies helping to turn places geothermal.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More about Micro Wind
    Micro turbines can be placed on large structures to take advantage of stronger, steadier breezes. The Eiffel Tower now sports vertical axis turbines that produce electricity for use on site. Where could micro turbines potentially be installed in your city?

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    Samuel Prague 5/13/2024 9:29 AM
    Microturbines could be installed on top of some of our taller building sin downtown Asheville, or sites ontop of mountains in the area can be used as microwind turbine generation sites as well
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Electricity Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

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    Samuel Prague 5/09/2024 9:46 AM
    It sounded familiar when i first heard about it but i don't really remember anything about it until i started doing research just now. But it seems like a good ad efficient fuel source we can use to help reduce CO2!. i also didn't know you could manure as a fuel source of biomass, since we have so many cow farms we basically have an infinite source of manure so it seems even more perfect!
  • 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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    Samuel Prague 5/06/2024 8:45 AM
    Reducing how much food I put on my plate, refusing too much of something, repair older stuff so I don't need to constantly buy something, and re-purpose something even after its served its main purpose
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Research Peatlands
    Much of Indonesia's peatlands have been drained so they could be replaced with palm oil or pulp and paper plantations. How can you make choices that help to protect peatlands, even if you live far away from one?

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    Samuel Prague 5/03/2024 9:13 AM
    Support politicians and other people in power who want to preserve peatlands and keep them safe and be sure not to do any acts they may result in damaging any peatlands.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

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    Samuel Prague 4/30/2024 9:50 AM
    I learned about how CFCs which we used to use for a lot fo production was depleting our ozone layer a lot so we decided to switch to HCFCs which were not as bad for the ozone layer but was a MAJOR problem for global warming being even worse then carbon dioxide. But now were starting to phase out of those as well.