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Coral Maya

Team Coral

"My goal is to make my carbon footprint smaller."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 894 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    200
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    200
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    156
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    42
    minutes
    spent learning

Coral's Actions

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 1 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Consider Planting Trees

I will spend time considering about whether it would be a good idea to buy a tree and plant it in my backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 1 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

Perennial Biomass Production

I will spend at least 1 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn about solar power

I will spend time learning about solar power.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn about hydroelectric power

I will spend time learning about hydroelectric power.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn about nuclear power

I will spend time learning about nuclear power

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn about wind energy

I will spend time learning more about wind energy

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 3 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 3 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy Organic Food

I will buy organic products when I go grocery shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 10 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 1 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Ride in an electric or hybrid vehicle

I will choose to ride in an electric or hybrid vehicle instead of a gas car for at least one drive.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 8:34 AM
    My dad has an electric car and I ride in it everyday to school

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 8:31 AM
    I think it really cool that you can use things such as sugarcane and corn to produce electricity
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 8:30 AM
    I had not heard of silvopasture before. I think an big advantage is that you can raise cows and be able to have a lot of trees in the area.

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 8:27 AM
    Whenever I go shopping with my family we try to buy organic foods whenever possible
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 8:24 AM
    I think we should try to use more fuel efficient vehicles and carpool more. I think we should try to find more alternative fuels  we can use instead of gas.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 8:21 AM
    I  think about all the things I can do to stop climate change.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 4:58 AM
    I eat a lot of foods that have palm oil in them, and a lot of trees are being cut down palm  plantations. I could  buy foods that don’t have palm oil in them. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 4:55 AM
    Because of climate change, sea level will rise, and where I live sea level rise will have a big effect on the area.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 4:50 AM
    I liked that  it helped the environment and released less green house gases.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation 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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    Coral Maya 2/28/2020 4:47 AM
    You can raise money to use to help buy a power plant for an area that can use geothermal energy.