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Lillie Saunders

Asheville High School Spring 2024!

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 501 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    23
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    14
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    14
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • UP TO
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    1
    public official or leader
    contacted
  • UP TO
    189
    minutes
    spent learning

Lillie's actions

Transportation

Try Carpooling

Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 12 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Protect Marine Areas & Macroalgae / Seaweed - Contact Public Officials

Macroalgae Protection and Restoration; Seafloor Protection

Every day, I will write or call 1 public officials to advocate for Marine Protected Areas or macroalgae/seaweed ecosystems in my local, regional, or national area.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 20 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 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 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meals each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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 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
    Transportation Try Carpooling
    List some of the places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Lillie Saunders 6/03/2024 6:23 PM
    I frequently go to the store(Publix and Ingles). I can drive with my friends to the store 2 days a week after school.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Protect Marine Areas & Macroalgae / Seaweed - Contact Public Officials
    What have you learned about protecting macroalgae forests?

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    Lillie Saunders 6/03/2024 6:03 PM
    I learned protecting macro algae forests could enhance the carbon dioxide in the ocean.
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/28/2024 11:59 AM
    By developing a better system of sustainable cummuting
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/28/2024 7:47 AM
    The richer communities eat more because of the economic availability.
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/28/2024 7:30 AM
    Religion and social structure. Also the lack o repersentaion
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/16/2024 11:08 AM
    It is effected by people religion and culture. If your born into a religion that wants you to have a big family it would be different then one that doesn't want you to.
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/15/2024 11:12 AM
    I didn't know about it before this. I learned that it can really improve our environment by being sustainable.
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/15/2024 11:09 AM
    You can invest in geothermal energy by replacing appliances every month or two. You can also limit your water uasge
  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/13/2024 11:39 AM

    The potential location for the install of a micro turbine in our city would be the large building and bridges we have. Somewhere that is used to the flow of wind.

  • 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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    Lillie Saunders 5/03/2024 10:51 AM
    You can protect them by not buying products created from the peat lands, even if we are not near them