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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jamie Jacquart

Team SouthCoast

"To understand my own impact and how to reduce it!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,297 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2
    donations
    made
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    137
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    335
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped

Jamie's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

Small Hydropower, Micro Wind Turbines, Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

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.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Donate

Improved Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Choose Better Wood Products

Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 10 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Host a Film Screening

Health and Education

I will host a virtual film screening and discussion about women's and gender equality issues.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Make School More Affordable

Health and Education

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers in person or by posting to social media.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

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

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/29/2021 8:30 AM
    I actually went to work today at my office! That allowed me to park in a distant lot, and then walk to several locations that I also needed to drop into as well. It felt so good to be able to incorporate some lifestyle exercise into my day!


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    Jamie Jacquart 4/29/2021 8:28 AM
    I've been trying to intentionally eat all of our leftovers this month and cut down on food waste. It is not an easy task, as the size of our family meal remains the same, but the number of people eating each night changes, based on the kids' schedules. It really is about being better at only preparing for the actual number of people eating, which has it's own set of challenges. If you're making a whole chicken, it's still a whole chicken. We did turn the leftovers into chicken enchiladas though, which was a big win!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/27/2021 8:58 AM
    I started the Climate Reality Project training yesterday, so it's a little challenging to add one more thing on an already full plate. BUT, I'm excited to learn their perspective on how to share climate change information. Here's to always learning!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/26/2021 6:53 AM
    Today I got my 20 minutes by running up and down the stairs while installing a new cable drop in our bathroom (too much info?). Anyway, I think that the extra hand stand necessary to get into the crawl space was a little bonus as well. So, exercise AND a project off of the to do list: Woo Hoo!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/25/2021 2:08 PM
    Got to spend some time working on refinishing a piece of funiture (an old Hoosier cabinet). It's so satisfying to peel off the old pain and get the surface ready for a new coat and to see a piece come back to life! Up-cycling furniture is a great way to give a new life to an otherwise overlooked piece.

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      Leah Perrino 4/25/2021 3:09 PM
      I recently got a new end table that was a dirty grey color and I spray painted it white and it looks brand new! 

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/25/2021 2:05 PM
    It's not always easy to get outside when it's cold and rainy, but we waited for the afternoon and things to clear up before going out. So glad to get some extra time outside and smell spring!

  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/22/2021 11:20 AM
    This year we needed to get our house painted. When I asked for references from my local social network, all of the companies were lead by men, except for one. That is the one that we hired. Their price was fair, but in the process of evaluating the job, the company head and her female crew chief both listened to what we wanted, made suggestions and built off our our feedback to offer other options based on that. This was in stark contrast to how all of the male-lead companies interacted with us. We have also recommended them through the same social network whenever we see their name.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/22/2021 11:09 AM
    I just found out that a student that I had worked with is now on her second job in the sustainability field. I'm so excited to see our graduates going out and helping to change the world for the better!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/22/2021 11:02 AM
    We just got the confirmation that our replacement windows have gone into production at the factory! I don't think that I've been this excited in awhile!!!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/22/2021 11:00 AM
    I just realized that Earth Day is just as important as my birthday to me. It that time every year where we can slow down for a bit, take stock of how we're living our lives, and strive to do better.