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April 1 - April 21, 2021
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Elizabeth Blymire

Carlisle HERD

"Just your average high school junior who thinks Earth is cool."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 656 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    340
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    440
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Elizabeth's Actions

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Go For A Daily Walk Outside

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Research Restorative Justice

I will spend 30 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/21/2021 9:55 AM
    Pollinators help our crops grow, which is essential to our health.  Pollinators also help trees grow, which is extremely important for air quality and the reductions in carbon dioxide.  In addition, ecosystems would become less resilient due to biodiversity losses, increases in invasive species, and reductions in crops and natural vegetation.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/21/2021 9:49 AM
    The major thing in Carlisle would be the air pollution due to the highways and farming close to us, which can cause respiratory infections, heart disease, and lung cancer.  The effects can be from short or long term exposure.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/20/2021 9:29 AM
    Those who are most affected are usually minorities of color.  There are serious health risks that come from this, such as serious COVID-19 illness, cancer, asthma, and lead poisoning.  Those who are usually irresponsible in our community are those who are Caucasian.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Restorative Justice
    How can Restorative Justice help foster the well-being of both people and planet?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/20/2021 9:19 AM
    Learning about Restorative Justice will help us, as a society, better understand the impacts of climate change in our communities.  While we may know what climate change does globally, we don't really pay attention what happens locally.  Better understanding these impacts will help us take care of our local communities and contribute to a global response.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/07/2021 11:43 AM
    I live in an area that doesn’t have any farmers markets close by, but there are still fresh produce stands. My family and I used to go to those all the time, but we haven’t in a while. We could possibly go to those stands more often instead of farmers markets when we don’t have the time to drive farther. Also, when we do go to farmers markets, we can buy all of our produce there instead of at the grocery store. It would help support local farmers; plus, we would be buying produce we know is purely fresh.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/05/2021 12:25 PM
    I watched a documentary called "A Place at the Table" from 2013 that basically showed how anyone can be affected by hunger or food shortages in America. The documentary also showed the physical and mental struggles of food deserts and hunger on parents and children. One of these families were farmers, but they didn't have enough money to afford food themselves, let alone distribute it, because everyone went to the grocery store to buy their food. This is taking a huge hit to farmers and local markets because they aren't given the attention they need in order to properly thrive.

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/02/2021 8:50 AM
    Today is a bit of a chilly one, so I don't think I'll get much more time outside besides my walk. I'm still feeling good about my progress so far.  I've been getting more sleep, which has been beneficial to more overall mood. I've also been feeling more energized after working-out.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go For A Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/02/2021 8:46 AM
    It helps me stay motivated and focus more clearly after I take a walk to clear my mind.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/01/2021 6:10 PM
    When you have things you are grateful for in your life, you have a reason to keep going and to keep trying.

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    Elizabeth Blymire 4/01/2021 5:03 PM
    I think it's hilarious how I was looking forward to going outside today, but then the weather decided to be cold.  Welcome to April.  Hope everyone's first day went well!