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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Leigh Grigg

ABCD - Anybody But Climate Deniers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 579 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    165
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    155
    minutes
    spent learning

Leigh's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

#80 Retrofitting

I will spend at least 50 minutes finding out if my city, region, or state offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

#48 In-Stream Hydro, #76 Micro Wind, #78 Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Materials

Install a Toilet Bank

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

#51 Perennial Biomass

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

#11 Regenerative Agriculture

I will spend at least 40 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 2
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

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 120 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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

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

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

#66 High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

#5 Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Leigh Grigg 4/17/2019 8:11 PM
    Newer model Tesla cars also act as an electricity storage supply for your house in case of blackouts.

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    Leigh Grigg 4/17/2019 8:10 PM
    newer tesla models also act as a power storage supply for your house in case of temporary blackouts. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Leigh Grigg 4/15/2019 1:02 PM
    Smaller portion sizes and slower eating will help with the family budget, help with better health outcomes, help reduce waste and encourage more conversation at the table.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons?

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    Leigh Grigg 4/03/2019 7:51 PM
    Soil health and fewer chemicals consumed.  I'm going to guess that farmers with diverse crops would have better leveraged risk as well.

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    Leigh Grigg 4/03/2019 8:39 AM
    Looks like I added 9 challenges for just my first day, thinking it was for the entire challenge period.  I didn't really know what I was doing obviously.  I should have listened to the warning that popped up after selecting my 6th challenge last week. :)
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Rooftop Solar Consultation
    Identify some ways in which modern human societies have become unsustainable. What kind of roles do individuals have in creating and changing practices in society?

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    Leigh Grigg 4/03/2019 8:37 AM
    Individuals must step up and be public about their contributions.  Thorsten's post last week on Facebook mentions the silent majority needing to come out of the closet, not necessarily with the intention of being role models, but to SUPPORT the early adopters.   At the same time it's important to have productive conversations that engage people with opposite views or influenced.

    Modern human societies have become unsustainable in many ways.

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    Leigh Grigg 4/03/2019 8:30 AM
    Consulted with Sunfish Solar for 20min by phone to start a plan for rooftop solar, installation next year.

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    Leigh Grigg 4/01/2019 9:34 AM
    Hello Grey-Bruce!  
    From what I've been able to figure out, beginning on Apr 3 we start ticking small/medium/large green tasks off lists that we create ourselves.  Some TIPS:
    • If you get lost on the site, just click DASHBOARD at the top and you should gain some familiarity.
    • If this is your first time exploring the site, click on the HOW-TO VIDEO over on the left sidebar.
    • I'm pretty sure this is the honour system, and I've noticed some of the actions say "I already do this" at the bottom, so stay true to yourself and tick those tickboxes to ignore those tasks... this is a challenge and our team will have integrity!
    • If you miss a bunch of days don't despair, just pop back in and do a few.  Nobody's judging you.... at least not in this group.  
    Full disclosure: as captain of this team, I'm not really sure I can keep up every day, so if one of you is up for the captain's challenge just let me know... text me at fiveonenine twosevenzero eightzerofourone because I'm not confident I can even find your message here. LOL