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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Tricia Jones

Comerica Texas Green Team

"Astronauts have pointed out the very thin blue line of atmosphere surrounding Earth - the only thing that protects us from the vast vacuum of space. There is no Planet B. I will reduce my carbon footprint and support others in doing the same."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,141 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    605
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    37
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    455
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Tricia's Actions

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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Lake shore clean up.

I will attend a political breakfast meeting 9a-10a followed by group participation in a Shoreline Clean-Up at White Rock Lake in Dallas, 10a-12p, Sat, Apr 10.

Uncompleted
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

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 2 elected official(s) telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Tricia Jones 4/29/2021 10:09 PM
    Google "who represents me" and write your Congressman and Senators - support sustainable energy - and also support stopping subsidies for animal agribusiness and commercial fishing.  It is so easy to be heard.  BTW - TX is the leader of wind and solar energy production - supporting it means jobs and a strong economy!!

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    Tricia Jones 4/29/2021 10:06 PM
    Committing to a plant forward diet.  The biggest lesson I learned this Earth Month was that one of the largest contributions we can make is to reduce the demand for the industrial animal production on land and commercial fishing at sea.  I hope to live and eat much more sustainably going forward!

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    Tricia Jones 4/29/2021 9:59 PM
    Wooooot Woooot!  Congrats to everyone for finishing the challenge!!

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    Tricia Jones 4/27/2021 9:36 AM
    Looking at my indoor garden experiments - concluding that hydroponics (water + fertilizer) are better than aquaponics (goldfish in water) for tomatoes and basil.  My peppers (in soil) are dying shortly after flowering.  Anyone have tips for growing - OR FOR THE SMALL BUGS???
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

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    Tricia Jones 4/23/2021 8:30 AM
    OMG - I've been with TXU since I can remember.  While I've seen a few adds for other providers, I had no idea just how many there are in TX.  Safe to say there will be fewer after the freeze.  Good news is that there are several plans at different larger companies offer renewable energy plans.  Did you know TEXAS LEADS THE NATION in WIND and SOLAR power generation?  Sad that our politicians are so beholden to Big Oil campaign contributions!

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    Tricia Jones 4/23/2021 8:26 AM
    Great Earth Week program yesterday with Texas Conservation Alliance (recording should be available for MSA in next week or so) and REALLY looking forward to today's Earth Week Source your SIP Happy Hour.  SIP = Sustainability in Production.  Nice way to end Earth Week!!

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    Tricia Jones 4/21/2021 8:09 AM
    I definitely think finding meatless meals is a lot easier than I realized!  Will continue to do 1 or 2 vegetarian or vegan meals daily - and continue to walk daily as well!!
  • 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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    Tricia Jones 4/14/2021 2:18 PM
    Seafood Watch is an arm of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  I downloaded the guide for sustainable seafood consumer guide - Wow!  This changes my whole perspective about deep water and farmed fish.  I will ask more questions and read source labels more carefully going forward.  Having the site on my phone will help when shopping!

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    Tricia Jones 4/14/2021 12:07 PM
    Google "Who represents me" to get the names/sites of your elected officials.  Go to Powering Texas - Supporting Wind Energy in Texas for information about renewable energy and how Texas is leading the nation in Wind power. 

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    Tricia Jones 4/10/2021 4:59 PM
    Beautiful day!  Lovely walk, windows open at home - fresh air.