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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Gary Bassett

EcoChallenge Rhinebeck

"Walkable, Bikeable Sustainable for an Enjoyable Village of Rhinebeck"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 470 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    21
    trees
    planted

Gary's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 21 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#59 Bike Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Gary Bassett 4/22/2019 5:09 PM
    Today I participated in Gov. Cuomo's signing of the ban on plastic bags. I'm proud that our state is leading in protecting the environment. 

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    Gary Bassett 4/19/2019 4:30 AM
    To fight climate change you need to get the local municipality engaged in understanding what they can do. I've taken the steps necessary to get as many people in our local gov't involved by introducing them to the Drawdown book,

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    Gary Bassett 4/19/2019 4:28 AM

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    Gary Bassett 4/10/2019 4:45 PM
    The vision for the Village of Rhinebeck is a Walkable, Bikeable, Sustaingable Village for the future!

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    Gary Bassett 4/04/2019 7:00 AM
    I started composting at my home to reduce waste being hauled to transfer stations.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Gary Bassett 4/04/2019 6:58 AM
     1/3, or 1.4 billion metric tons, of the food the world produces each year is never eaten • More than 800 Million people are chronically hungry • Wasted food contributes 4.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere each year • If food waste were a country, it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases • The water used to grow just the food we discard is greater than the water used by any single nation • Annual cost of food loss and waste = $411 Billion