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October 7 - October 28, 2020
Paiden Castelblanco's avatar

Paiden Castelblanco

Asheville High School

"Let's make an impact together. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 353 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    14
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    620
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    whole food meals
    consumed

Paiden's Actions

Food

Whole Foods Diet

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 120 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    Paiden Castelblanco 10/21/2020 6:19 AM
    I agree with this quote because food is a direct impact on health which can affect someone's livelihood. Doctors should be paid of course, but we need to emphasize the people who work in jobs we take for granted.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Paiden Castelblanco 10/13/2020 6:02 PM
    Food apartheid is in two forms from my understanding: lack of nutritious food and/or lack of funds for food. Studies have shown that with hunger impacts mood, in a way that incites an increased amount of violence. One can connect the dots on how crime could be increased as an effect of this. The people in power need to reinvest into food desert areas to support and sustain the health of marginalized communities.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Research Voter Suppression
    What are the ways in which voters are prohibited from or discouraged from voting in your region and/or state? What could be done to get rid of these barriers?

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    Paiden Castelblanco 10/12/2020 9:26 PM
    The Monster Voting laws in NC were some nasty and very impressive pieces of recent voter suppression, and I believe that spreading awareness about these still existing barriers and then protesting them would create room for change.