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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Meredith K

Turning Point School - 7th Grade

"hi"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 733 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,165
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    17
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Meredith's Actions

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

Do at Home

I will spend at least 1 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Do at Home

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

Do at Home

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

Do at Home

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

Do at Home

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    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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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:20 AM
    i honestly have no idea what this question is asking.

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      Jaiden A 10/28/2020 9:07 AM
      its asking you to waste your money to buy a different car just because they want the air to be a tad bit better.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:19 AM
    my grand parents moved closer to us so it is a shorter drive or fight.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:17 AM
    electric cars and hybrid cars!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:17 AM
    i can drive more places!!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce Refined Sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:16 AM
    yes i am still SUGARRRRRRRRR
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:06 AM
    you can use it as many things including decorations! you can make chips out of thin pieces of veggies!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally from now on, what would be the most difficult food item for you to give up? Why?

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    Meredith K 10/27/2020 9:04 AM
    i don't know i love when i feels like the seasons, especially because it is always summer in LA so i do my best to make it feel like fall, weather that is eating pumpkin flavored things or pies and turkey i think it would be pretty easy for me!

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    Meredith K 10/20/2020 9:05 AM
    Its going great!!!!!!!!!!

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    Meredith K 10/20/2020 9:05 AM
    heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy we are still 200 points above 8th grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Meredith K 10/15/2020 9:14 AM
    HI guys i hope u are having fun with the eco challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!