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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Steven Clemens

Team Guidewire

"Save the planet!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 509 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    900
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    35
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Steven's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Local farming at Alemany Farm - San Francisco

Learn more about the community sustaining farming model of Alemany Farm in San Francisco

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Hear Hasten Regeneration talk about their reforestation projects

Join our GGB Getting to Know event with Hasten Regeneration, a cause focused on developing innovative Miyawaki reforestation projects around the world this Thursday, 4/8 at 9 - 9:45am PT!  Hear from the founders, Sheeba Sen and Peter Coughlan talk about their inspiring journey in creating Hasten Regeneration and how you can support their reforestation projects through the GGB program. Sign up here for the link to the Zoom session! - https://guidewire.benevity.org/volunteer/204

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans and nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 30 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Learn about the Legacy of Redlining

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about the legacy of redlining and how city planning and environmental justice issues are interconnected.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 030 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Steven Clemens 4/15/2021 1:25 PM
    It seems like a no-brainer to improve cities by making them greener and safe from climate changes.  But the impact of those changes needs to be determined.  If you take away low income housing to put green spaces which then drive up the cost of the surrounding housing you are pushing people out of their homes and potentially gentrifying the neighborhood. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

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    Steven Clemens 4/15/2021 1:23 PM
    I hadn't thought about the impact of Red Lining on the climate of the city.  The idea that the red lined areas are 5 degrees hotter on average is fascinating.  It comes down to more concrete and less trees and green space in those areas.  But by reading about the gentrification of greening cities, it's not so easy a problem to solve.  The more trees and green space, the more desirable the neighborhood that drives up costs and changes the make up of the neighborhood. 
  • 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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    Steven Clemens 4/15/2021 1:19 PM
    Trying to reduce my carbon foot print has always been a problem as air travel is a big one for me.  Past years it has been 100,000 miles per year.  With the pandemic it has dropped to zero for the first time since high school.  I don't think it'll stay at zero but I will definitely work to keep it lower than before.