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Climate Action in Dufferin

Upper Grand Community Connected Climate Action

"Building a climate-friendly future, together. https://www.dufferincounty.ca/climatechange"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 345 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    115
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    75
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    115
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Climate 's Actions

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 20 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share it with others on my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Engage In Active Listening

SDG #17 Partnerships

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, peer, or someone who has a different experience/identity for 1 conversations per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Climate  Action in Dufferin's avatar
    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/27/2022 10:23 AM
    To mark Earth Month, Dufferin County shared our first Report Card on the progress we have made on the Dufferin Climate Action Plan!

    Check it out!

    https://www.dufferincounty.ca/sites/default/files/climate-change/DCAP-Summary-Report-Card.pdf


  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

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    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/25/2022 7:36 AM
    When we attend community events, we have a great opportunity to connect with residents across Dufferin, who all have a wide (and impressive!) range of knowledge and experience. When we actively listen when in conversation with one another, not only do we learn more, but we can also identify the ways that we can work together on climate action in our community.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/13/2022 10:08 AM
    This is the first water footprint calculator that considers my 'virtual' water footprint and it was an eye-opening activity for me. As a lover of coffee, I was surprised to learn that one cup of coffee requires 168L to produce!

    I found this great tip:

    Drink one less cup of coffee per day, or – if you really need your caffeine fix – go for tea instead, since coffee has one of the highest water footprints per pound.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture
    Why is art an important way for you to express sustainability values?

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    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/12/2022 9:13 AM
    When we talk about sustainability, we often think about our own habits or technological solutions. Things like walking, solar power, or water use. But, driving these actions are our values, beliefs, and stories about the world around us and our place in it.

    When we create art, we get to think about our relationship to the natural world ... and perhaps imagine a better one!

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      UG Pivot Project 4/12/2022 9:16 AM
      Beautiful image! This makes us think too  - of the areas of the arts curriculum that invite folks to consider the role of artists in social justice action. 

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    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/11/2022 5:51 AM
    Happy Monday! We are one week in to the Earth Month Ecochallenge. Check out our impact so far. Way to go team! What action are you focusing on this week?
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/06/2022 7:40 AM
    It's my puppy's first spring and she has given me the gift of slowness during our lunch-time walks. As the snow melts she is discovering leaves, rocks, and sticks (!!) for the first time. Her curiosity invites me to join her in the joy of (re)discovery, and inspires more appreciation for our beautiful planet!

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    Climate Action in Dufferin 4/01/2022 6:36 AM
    HAPPY EARTH MONTH! 

    We are so excited to start this journey of learning, connection, and action together!