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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Kim Mortstock

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Kim's Actions

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 5 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

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One-Time Action

Industry

Science Based Targets

Research science based targets and nudge DNV to adopt through Yammer and personal conversations. See what actions we can take to move it along.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
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).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket
    How close is the nearest climate-friendly supermarket to your home? How could you encourage local supermarket to reduce or phase out their use of HFC refrigerants?

    Kim Mortstock's avatar
    Kim Mortstock 4/11/2021 2:41 PM
    Hmm, there is only 1 "climate-friendly" supermarket in the entire Seattle area (on Mercer Island) where refrigerants are concerned. But only a small handful where any information is known. Looks like the co-op in my neighborhood is better than some. I will look for refrigerants in my neighborhood store and report back (when I'm back in town).

    • Art Burden's avatar
      Art Burden 4/15/2021 11:04 AM
      same deal in Portland. Nearest w/o HFC is in Lake Oswego out in the 'burbs.

    • Judy McComb's avatar
      Judy McComb 4/12/2021 2:48 PM
      I am shocked at those results for a place like Seattle. I have come to expect it in NC, where according to many in our state legislature, climate change and the impacts of things like refrigerants are not real, Unless companies like Whole Foods or larger regional grocers adopt these strategies, it is a very hard sell here. Good luck finding such stores on the west coast!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

    Kim Mortstock's avatar
    Kim Mortstock 4/05/2021 9:01 PM
    Since I haven't been in grocery stores much in the last year, I hadn't spent much time thinking about their open refrigerated sections, and associated the energy waste - and far worse, the refrigerant emissions. I just signed several petitions for more eco-conscious stores in my area.