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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Kate Green

City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 587 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    55
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,100
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Kate's Actions

Health and Education

environmental justice

Learn about environmental justice work and workers in my community. I will spend at least 120 minutes researching groups involved in environmental justice.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 120 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Kate Green 4/30/2021 7:32 PM
    A climate plan that factors in the long term safety for those in vulnerable locations/situations would be one way to add some equity and social justice to the equation.  
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Kate Green 4/28/2021 7:38 AM
    The earth is our only home, so we must consider how our every action and choice helps or harms it. We must take care to leave a healthy planet for our unknown descendants and those of the elephants, redwoods, and hummingbirds and...
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Kate Green 4/23/2021 7:53 AM
    My vision for a sustainable community is one that has a circular flow, where materials are reused and repurposed on a continual loop. 

    One change needed to make this a reality would be to halt all single-use packaging and to develop a robust reusable container approach. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use 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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    Kate Green 4/22/2021 7:20 AM
    Everyday! The beauty and wonder of the world invigorates and delights me!
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Kate Green 4/16/2021 9:31 AM
    My market notes which fish are in which advisory category, but I'll have to look more closely at the details to see if they include the country designations and then refine my choices accordingly. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

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    Kate Green 4/09/2021 11:48 AM
    Making my home more energy efficient reduces energy use, saves on utility bills, and makes my home more comfortable. It also helps relieve pressure on aging utility systems and reduces pollution by reducing demand. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Kate Green 4/02/2021 2:47 PM
    Yesterday I was able to get in a few evening hours on my paddleboard. I left all my cares at the shore, as I paddled into the water. I watched eagles and osprey in a ruckus; listened to redwing blackbirds sing there lovely song; and watched the sun drop on the horizon. It is so nice to be reminded of all the creatures who we share this space with.