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Humpback Sam

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 634 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    294
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    294
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    177
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    40
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    15
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    663
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    651
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    53
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    20
    trees
    planted

Humpback's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Advocate for Wetland Protection

Coastal Wetland Protection

I will write 4 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or representative to advocate for policies that protect wetlands.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

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.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

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

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 15 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 25 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 3 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 17 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 16 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Humpback Sam's avatar
    Humpback Sam 2/23/2021 7:10 AM
    I think I am doing well in the drawdown ecochallenge
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Humpback Sam 2/08/2021 6:50 AM
    It is important because we cannot inflict too much damage into the environment we can only inflict a certain amount.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Advocate for Wetland Protection
    Why is it important to protect wetlands?

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    Humpback Sam 2/08/2021 6:48 AM
    Because they are an essential component of our ecosystem
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Connect With A Nonprofit
    What are the most pressing issues for women, girls, and trans/nonbinary people in your community?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 7:03 AM
    Not being accepted or not being treated equally
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Start a Social Media Campaign
    How are people responding to the statistics you're sharing on social media?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 7:02 AM
    Positivaley, they like it
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 7:02 AM
    It helps you understand what is going to happen to you in the future
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 7:00 AM
    No, my community has not done a good job in preserving nature.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 6:59 AM
    It helps you get more in-tune with nature
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 6:57 AM
    It makes you calmer and more in-tune with your body.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

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    Humpback Sam 2/02/2021 6:54 AM
    Yes, my grandfather was a farmer, who passed his land down to my mom when he died. Since then, we go there every summer. I think we should do something about declining farmland.