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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Sharon Daly

Comox Valley Nurses for Health & the Environment & Friends

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,144 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1
    documentary
    watched
  • UP TO
    335
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    11
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    22
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Sharon's actions

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

#12 Temperate Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

#30 Methane Digesters (large), #64 Methane Digesters (small)

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Research Peatlands

#13 Peatlands

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Solutions

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Choose Recycled Paper

#70 Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity Generation

Communicate With My Elected Officials

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)

I will write or call 1 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

#69 Electric Bikes

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Sharon Daly 4/23/2019 8:11 PM
    Unfortunately, I have not been able to figure out how to reply to other's comments, nor read any of their comments, except for our team leader. I also did not realize, until a week ago, that I ha this box to fill in ech day.

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      Helen Boyd 4/24/2019 3:07 PM
      Hi Sharon, I am replying to you by hitting the Reply with a pencil icon that shows directly under your comment, beside the Hi-Five logo of a hand. To see comments from the team at the top of the page it has SHOW UPDATES FROM MY TEAM as the header. You can look at your own replies to the Reflection Questions that do invite you to go deeper into the subject. It has indeed been a learning curve, including for myself. I am hoping to tap into a Tutorial that could be shared more readily in the fall prior to starting the Challenge. All and all, I have received some positive feedback. Will keep you posted via our CV Nurses for Health and the Environment website www.cvnhe.org that was created by team member Alexandra Clarke and will be launched next week, please like and follow us on Facebook (the cvnhe) and Instagram (cvnhe) too!

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    Sharon Daly 4/23/2019 8:07 PM
    The Challenge has been good, for learning so much more about peatlands, different farming mehtods, and on, and on. It has also provided me with daily reminders about energy conservation. I have engaged other people, in conversation, about Climaet Change, and what we all need to do.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Food Explore Other Food Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Sharon Daly 4/23/2019 7:57 PM
    I learned about silvopasture techniques, or addition of trees, to pastures, or crops, for higher yields, and carbon uptake. I wonder hw many farmers use this method? Also, biomas can be converted into energy, soo instead of harming the planet, the biomass is actually beneficial, if converted..

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    Sharon Daly 4/23/2019 7:46 PM
    I haven't figured out how to reply, to those who have commented on my post, unfortunately

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    Sharon Daly 4/23/2019 7:45 PM
    I haven't figued out how to reply, to those who have commented on my posts, unfortunately.

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    Sharon Daly 4/22/2019 10:14 PM
    I didn't use my car today. With the price of gas going up further, I expect my car use will become much less. I was surprised to read again about forests, and the fine balance between old, and new forests, and the problems with forest fires, and the release of a lot of carbon. Younger forests use more carbon, so the importance of replacing what is taken down, is essential
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land Use Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

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    Sharon Daly 4/21/2019 8:05 PM
    Sea levels will rise, destroying homes, and possibly farmland. Certain species of fish, and trees will no longer thrive here, due to rising temperature Some crops will likely not thrive. The ski season is already changing, as is the amount of snow, in the valuable snow pack. Right now, our resevoir (Comox Lake), is lower, than normal, and the summer is predicted to be warm, and dry. There will certainly be water restrictions. As I  heard 20 years ago: " The three industries, that drive the B.C. economy, will fail to exist, in 50 years: forestry, fishing, and skiing." 20 years later, her we are. Yikes!

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      Helen Boyd 4/22/2019 6:58 PM
      I tend to agree that all of these industries are suffering the effects of Climate Change. Katharine Hayhoe is a Canadian scientist that underscores that one thing we don't do enough of is to talk about Climate Change to one another as Canadians. I try to bring it up in conversations when someone recounts a headline in the news just to get the word out. 

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    Sharon Daly 4/20/2019 9:00 PM
    Frustrated I didn't scroll down to this section, fo the start of the Challenge.

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    Sharon Daly 4/20/2019 8:59 PM
    Using cold water for washing colours, and low water levels, for both darks, and whites.

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    Sharon Daly 4/20/2019 8:58 PM
    Being smart about car trips, to get chores done, that are in close vacinity, of each other.