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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Peter Bird

The Community Church of Chapel Hill UU

"Make the world better and more sustainable for all"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 630 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    290
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    19
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Peter's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Purchase a Carbon Offset

Efficient Aviation

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 10 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Peter Bird 4/24/2021 4:25 AM
    I read this morning that 51% of survey respondents in the US would be willing to buy an electric vehicle, up from 34% just a year ago (Oliver Wyman Forum as published in the Wall Street Journal 4/24/21).  Impressive gains, but still the lowest figure among the other countries listed, including China (92%), Italy (78%) and the UK (54%).

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    Peter Bird 4/23/2021 3:27 AM
    I was very encouraged by President Biden's bold promise to cut emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030.  Nice to have presidential leadership on climate again.

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    Peter Bird 4/12/2021 4:22 PM
    We live a 20 minute walk from Wegmans.  I've been experimenting with how to incorporate such a great resource into my routine.  I'm learning to buy a small enough amount of groceries to carry home.  Haven't quite figured it all out yet, but working on it.

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    Peter Bird 4/07/2021 12:42 PM
    I feel fortunate to have a grocery store within walking distance.  Great way to combine exercise with picking up some food.  I need to make this more a part of my routine.

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    Peter Bird 4/06/2021 5:21 PM
    #RuthGibson I am inspired by your progress in this challenge!  You are pushing me to stay engaged and learn more about how I can be a better steward of our planet.  Thank you!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    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 from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Peter Bird 4/03/2021 11:40 AM
    Eating smaller portions can stretch the available food out to feed more people so fewer people will be hungry.

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    Peter Bird 3/31/2021 5:24 PM
    Welcome, teammates! Looking forward to learning more together.