Earth Deeds - Volume 1 - Leave No Trace - CONTEST ENTRY ARTICLE

in nature •  2 months ago

Recently I have been writing about how I help the Earth in my every day life in little ways that add up. Usually I just live my life, and do these things without really talking about it much, but writing about it on Steemit and the amazing feedback that has been generated, has really inspired me to continue writing about how I reduce my carbon footprint in my every day life. My recent realizations through these sharing experiences, has also granted me awareness of the importance of publishing my strides for living in better harmony with the Earth, no matter how small of a difference I think I have made.

Today I challenge everyone to start documenting their Earth conscious efforts on Steemit in a short post AT LEAST once a week. The more of us that show the rest of the world how easy it is to help the environment, the more people will also start taking action in their every day lives, and the impact you have with your otherwise "small" eco-friendly actions, will become even greater.

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To pay tribute to this recent epiphany, I will be holding a contest every week from now on, where I will highlight/promote every entry post, and give away a first place prize to the post that has the greatest positive environmental impact (the actual prize is undetermined at the moment, and could potentially vary each week).

Your entry post can be much shorter than a full fledged article (of course you are still free to write a book if you so desire), as the comprehensiveness of the entry post will not be the deciding factor as to who wins each week. Only the environmental value of the action that was documented will determine the winner, not how well it was documented. With that being said, you still must prove with original photographic/video evidence that YOU have actually executed the claims in your writing.

Your Earth Deeds post (name could be subject to change) could be as simple as you picking up some cigarette butts from off the ground or driving a more fuel efficient car, and as complex as re-foresting projects and growing organic gardens using zero chemicals and permaculture practices. Also (as mentioned above), this particular post does not have to be super complex or long, it just has to properly display/explain what you did to improve the environment/help the Earth, and provide evidence that it was actually you doing it or participating. Personally, I will do my best to make a short post at least every other day, that follows my longer, comprehensive, daily post. I will usually include either 2-3 photos or a video, with a short description no longer than a paragraph or two. I have provided an example further down in this article.

Your post can also be one you have created already, maybe not even originally intended for this contest. Many of you are already creating posts/articles well within the parameters I have outlined, so all you have to do is provide the link for whichever Earth-article you want entered in the comments of this post, and all other entry posts in the future. You can also add multiple entries throughout the week (highly encourage)

HOW TO ENTER

Aside from providing your post link in the comments of the entry post, up-votes are not required (although are appreciated) for entry, however re-steeming the entry post (this post) is required. I want this incentive to reach as far as we can stretch our Steemit limbs, to maximize it's planet healing effects.

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Here is a quick example of what my Earth Deeds posts will look like. I of course, cannot win my own contest, so none of my Earth Deeds posts will be entered. In the future I will have my face in one of the photos to prove it was me, but I documented this yesterday before I created the contest parameters, and you will see the coffee table in these photos in many of my previous articles anyway.

EXAMPLE Earth Deeds Post

Leave No Trace

Today I decided it was time to pick up all the little pieces of trash on the ground, from both the front and back yards of the house where I stay. The people who rent the detached garage in the back yard like to use the ground as their personal trash can and ash tray, and @hempress and I constantly find ourselves picking up pieces of garbage floating around our cannabis plants out back, and our regular garden out front.

Photo of all the trash we collected today
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Today I picked up all the little broken pieces of plastic, bottle-caps, wrappers, cigarette butts, along with other miscellaneous items, that have become embedded in the ground over time. Along with helping minimizing ground contamination, this process also awarded me with ground-scores in the form of a few pieces of hardware.

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I also found a few pennies, one of which was a 95% copper one, from the last year America minted pennies with mostly copper, 1982. Copper pennies are worth more like 3-5 cents in metal value.

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I would have provided a photo of how clean the back yard is now, but I forgot, and now it is dark. Maybe next time I will take a before and after photo. I do hope that this post has inspired you to do something to help improve our planet today. If you do, document it on Steemit, and enter @elamental's Earth Deeds contest to further spread the message of Earth consciousness. Blessings to all!!

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You can also click here for another example of a qualifying article from my blog, that is a little more comprehensive.

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The cleanup itself took me about 20 mins, and writing the example post took me 10 mins. Showing some love to our home (planet Earth), with about a half hour of work at least once a week, is really not asking too much. It may even be asking too little, but we all have to start somewhere, so I want to keep it simple. The example post came out a little longer than expected, so just know they can be even shorter than that to qualify.

I will update with another post in the next few days explaining what the prize will be for the first ever winner of this contest. Also, please reach out if any of you would like to sponsor this contest with further prize support. Lets help heal our world a little more each day, with just a little bit of Steem, and a little bit of love.

Blessings everyone & stay tuned - into the right frequencies

ON A SIDE NOTE... kind of - The Earth Deeds image displayed in this article is actually the logo for a crowdfunding platform that sponsors sustainability projects. I haven't looked into it further yet, but if you would like more information on how to apparently obtain additional rewards for reducing your carbon footprint, visit Earth Deed's website by clicking here.

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this is a great initiative @elamental, I will definitely get involved, got to spread that message far and wide xx
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<3 THANK YOU!! Much appreciated @trucklife-family!!

Here is my post describing how I Am Of Service To The Earth,
https://steemit.com/earthdeeds/@trucklife-family/earth-deeds-what-i-am-doing-to-be-of-service-to-the-earth
Thanks so much @elamental for starting this great initiative xxx

It would really be nice to be part of your contest. Great post just waiting.

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We would be honored to have your participation. Just comment with the link to your article here when you are ready!

One of the ways I help the Earth is to educate folks on having a handy ready box of re-use containers to purchase organic food in bulk and stop the madness of all this packaging. bring your own bags/boxes to any store should be law in my opinion. The simple actions we do like purchasing glass straws and not taking that one time use plastic item. The last time I flew on Delta, I brought my own cup as usual have traveled with my own mug for decades on flights. The flight attendant kept trying to give me a new plastic cup (4 in total of one flight!), I've never had this reaction to my own mug.. In a loud voice I said. is this throw away planet airlines? How can we keep throwing away billions of pounds of non degradable chemicals and think we can still have clean water?... this is how I encourage folks to think of your daily habits, accountability of emotions and mind and how little acts of the heart is what helping the Earth really looks like and with this, the planet will change in an instant!

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Exactly! I love this example, and omg, "throw away planet airlines" love it! Please make a post about this and comment on this post with a link to yours for entry into the contest.

me gusto tu post vote te sigo tambien me puedes seguir @juneiker ademas te recomendaria que pasaras a ver unos de nuestros pots y comentarlos

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Good post, great initiative.
My most recent earth deed is joining the burgeoning #ExtinctionRebellion and helping to spread the word about it as far and wide as I can.
Namaste!
https://theecologist.org/2018/aug/23/extinction-rebellion-diary-1-so-it-has-come

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Seems like a great initiative, although I am not convinced that climate change is the real issue at hand, or that climate change is even mostly caused by carbon emissions. With that being said, I am thrilled you are taking strides to assist in healing the planet. What is your role in this project if you do not mind me asking?

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Wow, that's a first on me! I've never met an earth defending eco-warrior type who wasn't convinced of the man-made carbon emissions hypothesis. It's quite refreshing in a way. Intensive carbon production is just one of many ways we're killing the planet, I suppose...

So far, my role has just been content creation and networking. I've written some articles, made some art and video. I'm considering joining the NVCD physically from October time, if I'm healthy enough by then.

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My homie @kennyskitchen wrote an outsading 2 part piece about why climate change science is BS - if you want to know more about this you can check out his article here.

Please write a short post about your position in #extinctionrebellion, and share your link in the comments of this article to be entered in the contest.

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Well this is quite interesting.

I'll see your anti-climate change science article and raise you a short (11 minute) documentary I made about the latest science, here.

I find it interesting and quite reassuring that 'your camp' (climate science deniers) and 'my camp' (climate science believers) might be able to have a civil, elucidating conversation about our difference of opinions here on steemit. I think the social media platforms I'm used to would have placed us in very different filter bubbles, so we wouldn't have had any useful exchange of ideas and information.

The #ExtinctionRebellion is non hierarchical as far as I understand it, hence I don't have a formal 'position' in it. I will write something new for you though, as you asked.

If you're interested, I last touched on it in a thing I wrote, here.

Cheers.

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I am sure Kenny would be open to something like that if we could set up a proper public discourse space... although he and I are both extremely busy right now, but I am open to it.

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Outstanding article, and happy to see Kenny interacted with it! This issue will not disrupt our potential unity. Debating the theories is how we find the real truth, I think we can all agree that burning fossil fuels the way we do in unnecessary and outdated tech that needs to be replaced with a mass adoption of updated tech that already exists.

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Hey @elamental
I've not gotten round to writing anything fresh re: #ExtinctionRebellion yet but figured this thing I wrote quite recently might be pretty close to what you asked for? Will ping you again when I've got something brand new on the subject.
https://steemit.com/nature/@ann-narkeh/extinction-or-survival-imagining-a-future-for-our-scorched-planet-original-content-reblogged

Cheers.

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We are in a solar minimum all planets are in major climate change.. We need to be aware of "Weather Wars" there are over 25 HAARP arrays now on planet awesome, these are basically terminals that very similar to video games and can pulse all kinds of electromagnetic, vibratory frequencies into the ionosphere etc.. it is on steroids right now, just look up....@ann-narkeh it's not hidden or conspiracy, all the info is there if you want to research the deep state of dick chakra imbalance.

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Yea its not what the media is blowing it up to be - yes pollution from humans is negatively effecting the planet, however there are way bigger factors at play here as you mentioned. The global warming fear mongering is exactly that - scare tactics to obtain public approval of geo-engineering... and yes also HAARPs, among other things.

Littering is so disrespectful. We have a lot of trouble with people throwing their fast food packages out the windows. You would think the beauty of the countryside would deter but it does not. I'm glad you found some useful items!

I had fun writing this. Thanks for inspiring us with Earth Deeds - I love it!

https://steemit.com/ecotrain/@walkerland/earth-deeds-the-true-nature-of-recycling

Great initiative! Will try to see if I can get a post together :D So true that we can really inspire people and each other this way, brilliant!

i’m not sure how i misssd this post but this is tight!! score in that penny!! whoootttt thats what made this post shiny. ode to da shine ... ok ok great job on all the pickup too. woot. i do things on the daily so this will be a great contest for me.

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I am glad you are down @eaglespirit! I will have a new entry post up in the next day or two.

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@elamental i am so down! just not sure if its up yet LOL

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I posted the new one yesterday.

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@elamental okayyzz i'm not planting any trees so i may not enter bc i might lose lol

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haha, do not worry about loosing, just concentrate on the fact that promoting these kinds of things will help the Earth even more than you already have through your conscious action, creating a better world is a reward all in itself.

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yes sir!! got it ... :)