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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Shirley Boxem

Climate Action in Dufferin

"To leave my community and planet better than I found them. "

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Shirley's Actions


Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.



Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 5 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

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.

One-Time Action


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    Shirley Boxem 4/17/2021 7:30 AM
    Feeling late in the game on this one, but had an onboarding session with the Refillery in Creemore. A store that refills personal and household cleaning containers - and more! Let's help prevent plastics from heading off to landfill (or ocean!!) I know there is one in Orangeville too. We are now collecting all plastic containers in prep for our first filling session. Hint: do your selections online before heading into the store. There are many product choices which can be overwhelming. 

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    Shirley Boxem 4/15/2021 1:30 PM
    We're having a family debate on hybrid vs full electric. I'm with full electric. I think I'm winning....  research is showing there are more options than we thought!

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      Shirley Boxem 4/17/2021 7:25 AM
      So excited to see more car companies offering options. I'd love to hear about your research - a deposit!! You're really committed! Almost there....woo hoo!!!

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      Jennifer Payne 4/16/2021 2:51 PM
      I'm with you, Shirley! With a hybrid you still have the same parts to fix, and you still have some gas consumption. We've put our deposit down on a full electric for when our lease is up, and I'm sooo excited about it. Go all in with us!