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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Mary Brown

UVDrawdown

"To protect the planet for the future by taking action now."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 410 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    54
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Mary's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Rooftop Solar Consultation

#10 Rooftop Solar

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 3 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Mary Brown's avatar
    Mary Brown 4/03/2019 2:25 PM
    My husband is deeply invested in this effort and I believe that If each one of us is not a part of the solution to the challenges we face in the changing climate, then we are part of the problem.  Fossil based fuels are not sustainable and we need to each play our part in exerting mounting pressure to divorce ourselves from this energy source.

    • Evelyn (lyn) Swett's avatar
      Evelyn (lyn) Swett 4/07/2019 5:54 PM
      Mary - - I love that. You are so right. If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem. I couldn't agree with you more! Thank you for your participation in this challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    In your opinion, what contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other countries? What does this say about North American values and ways of living?

    Mary Brown's avatar
    Mary Brown 4/03/2019 2:22 PM
    I believe originated as a situation of "learning what you live with."  Certainly was the case for me.  European diets contained more meat and potatoes and they are our ancestors. We are learning more variety with immigrant cultures and planetary pressures.  Food lobbies also have a huge part to play in today's world. We need to stop subsidizing the farmers who have meat produce and subsidize the farmers who have plant products.

    • Evelyn (lyn) Swett's avatar
      Evelyn (lyn) Swett 4/07/2019 5:55 PM
      I agree about the subsidies issue. And our gov't is also subsidizing the fossil fuel industry still. Crazy!!

  • Mary Brown's avatar
    Mary Brown 3/20/2019 6:56 PM
    I am eager to do my part in moving our economy off fossil fuels to renewable energy.