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Lillian Ray

Asheville High School Spring 2024!

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 396 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    2
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    2.3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    8
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    547
    minutes
    spent learning

Lillian'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

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 20 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Research the Wonders of Macroalgae / Seaweed

Macroalgae Protection and Restoration

Each day, I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about protecting and restoring macroalgae/seaweed.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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 Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Practice the 5 Rs

Recycling

I will practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics; Reduced Plastics

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will spend 30 minutes learning about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

Learn About Aquaculture

Improved Aquaculture

Each day, I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about sustainable aquaculture.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 1 miles each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 6:33 PM
    My city can put greenways in different spaces. My city could put green spaces in not just wealthy spaces, but all different income areas.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Sinks Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 11:05 AM
    There is a heavy impact on my thoughts because of the environmental issues humans have caused. It makes me think about the future and wonder what's going to happen. Humans destroying so much has made me feel overwhelmed. I am feeling hopeful about how humans have stopped using so many CFCs.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Buildings Research Retrofitting Incentives
    How can you share what you have learned in your research with others?

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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 10:58 AM
    I can post on social media, talk to my friends, talk to my teachers, talk to my classmates, talk to my family, text people about it, advertize about it, etc.
  • 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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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 10:51 AM
    I learned that tidal turbines are more expensive to build and maintain than wind turbines, but produce more energy. tidal energy is more powerful than wind energy, producing exponentially more power at the same turbine diameter and rotor speed.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Research the Wonders of Macroalgae / Seaweed
    What did you learn about seaweed and its importance to coastal ecosystems?

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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 9:58 AM
    I learned that Seaweed provides food and habitat for other marine species, cleans coastal waters by removing excess nutrients from runoff, and absorbs carbon dioxide from the water.
  • 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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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 9:52 AM
    Depending on the income level and where people live, family planning and needs can differ.
  • 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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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 9:46 AM
    I can invest my advocacy in using geothermal energy. I can start to tell my friends about why they should use geothermal energy.
  • 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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    Lillian Ray 5/31/2024 9:37 AM
    Women have issues with getting taken seriously, not being payed the same as men, and not having equal opportunities.
  • 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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    Lillian Ray 5/13/2024 10:02 AM
    Microwind turbines could possibly be put on the Biltmore and around the Biltmore. They could also be put on The Arras.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Industry Practice the 5 Rs
    What are some more "Rs" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Lillian Ray 5/13/2024 9:45 AM
    When reducing my waste I practiced the 5 Rs. Instead of just reducing my overall waste, I also reused and rethinked a lot. I reused my old plastic grocery bags as lunch boxes. This weekend over to a potluck picnic so I reused my old bags to hold the food I brought. I also rethinked using a plastic Starbucks cup instead of using my own.