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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Laura Gilliom

The Community Church of Chapel Hill UU

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 451 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    193
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    34
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    325
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Laura 's Actions

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 16
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

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Laura Gilliom 4/28/2021 5:37 PM
    One of my favorite nature memories of all time is snorkeling off St. John on our honeymoon.  It was my first time snorkeling and I was blown away by the brilliant colors and varieties of fish and other sea life.  Seeing a sea turtle up close was magical.  I am heartbroken about the dying of reefs all over the world due to climate change.

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    Laura Gilliom 4/04/2021 1:41 PM
    Welcome, Krista and Carolyn!  I hope you'll have some fun with this!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Laura Gilliom 4/03/2021 11:42 AM
    It's easy to fly less during a pandemic!  But we will be flying to St. Louis for Alex's delayed graduation ceremony in May, and I feel better after buying carbon offsets that go toward various carbon capture projects in the U.S.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Laura Gilliom 4/03/2021 11:35 AM
    I will look for opportunities to support geothermal.  I must say I enjoyed reading about the tradition of public (hot) pools in Iceland - seems to help them be some of the world's happiest people!