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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jim Cassell

ecoCaledon

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,156
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    91
    minutes
    spent learning

Jim's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 120 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 3 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

plawking for a greener outside space

"plawking" is the trend that brings together walking and litter picking.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Electricity

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

All Drawdown Solutions

I will calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce my negative impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Jim Cassell 4/18/2021 5:22 PM
    I live on a farm. I has spoken to my brother in-law about "kiss the ground" video. Will try work with him to improve his practices.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Jim Cassell 4/18/2021 5:20 PM
    No matter how much I try I need to do more! I use a heat pump, recycle, use LED bulbs, have a time on my hot water to only heat 4 hour non peak everyday, plus others. Still not enough. 

    • Lucrezia Chiappetta's avatar
      Lucrezia Chiappetta 4/22/2021 8:43 AM
      And, don't forget that the footprint calculator doesn't take into account all the great work you do through your volunteer work ;) 


    • Lucrezia Chiappetta's avatar
      Lucrezia Chiappetta 4/19/2021 7:34 AM
      Hey Jim! Did you click the link that explains why it is nearly impossible to live within the means of one planet? 

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    Jim Cassell 4/10/2021 6:38 AM
    I walk my family property every day "Plawking" and I am truly amazed how much people throw out their cars while they travel and how many people make special trips to dump trash from they're homes or businesses. If it was reversed they would so upset! 

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      Solveig Christina Voss 4/19/2021 9:13 AM
      I totally agree. I once saw a picture someone took of a pile of trash opened and rummaged through by animals, and a letter with an address stuck out. The person who found the trash on their property sent a message to the guy to whom the letter (some sort of advertisement) was addressed to. Unfortunately, a reply wasn't included in that screenshot, but I so much would have liked to hear what he had to say about this. Plus, none of our neighbours walking behind our house (there's a small forest belonging to one neighbour where everybody walks their dogs) litters that beautiful patch of land. And almost everybody picks up after their dogs. It's a lot about feeling some sort of "ownership" (that forest doesn't belong to everyone, but everyone feels responsible to keep it nice).

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    Jim Cassell 4/03/2021 10:57 AM
    As winter leaves, spring reveals the springtime harvest of “trash” left behind by lazy people who do not care about their neighbours, nor the environment. We clean the ditches every year finding garage from Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, cigarette packages, numerous beer and liquor containers. This “Covid” year we found many face masks. People would terribly upset if they were to have found this trash on their property, but because it’s a farmer field “who cares”. So, help your local environment and plan to do some “PLAWKING” in our neighbour for a greener outside.