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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Grant Peters

Climate Action in Dufferin

"All day every day."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 874 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    27
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    14
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    185
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    6
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Grant's Actions

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 45 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 15 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Donate

Improved Clean Cookstoves

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Express My Support For Walkable Cities

Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 15 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

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    Grant Peters 4/20/2021 6:20 AM
    Reducing dependency on external sources is fundamental for me. I understand the appeal of a global economy but I don't think it's practical.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Support a Community Garden
    What are the multiple benefits of community gardens, including carbon sequestration? Why do these benefits matter to you?

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    Grant Peters 4/14/2021 7:04 AM
    Gardening is exercise, social interaction, appreciation for nature, nutritional, and much more.

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    Grant Peters 4/08/2021 8:48 AM
    Welcome to our new team members! Never too late to start!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Grant Peters 4/08/2021 8:46 AM
    I am more connected with my surroundings, and I am happier when I travel using my own power.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Grant Peters 4/06/2021 10:47 AM
    We have been pushing for this for some time, especially multi-disciplinary meetings where each participant only needs a few minutes. Unfortunately, I don't think the recent wave of virtual meetings has improved their overall efficiency (except the travelling of course).
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Donate
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

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    Grant Peters 4/06/2021 10:46 AM
    I am always amazed at the overlap between environmental action and social justice. What's good for the planet is usually good for the people!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience 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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    Grant Peters 4/06/2021 10:45 AM
    I got lost in the woods for several hours at 13 with a friend and a dog while camping. The vastness of nature was astounding and frightening.

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    Grant Peters 4/06/2021 5:41 AM
    I just sent an email out, hoping everyone can check-in on a regular basis. This helps remind us of the challenges we've accepted, and improves our point Toal as well - we're trying to beat EcoCaledon!

    • Absolutely, Grant! Our collective actions are starting to add up and I am excited to see us continue to make impact this month.

      Quick tip: Completing the Reflection Question associated with each of our eco-actions is great for: a) understanding the value that eco-actions have within our own lives and b) adding to that point total (each reflection question earns the team 15 points!)

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    Grant Peters 3/16/2021 6:08 AM
    I'm going to post this challenge to my FB< and we'll see if we get some takers!

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    Grant Peters 3/15/2021 5:44 AM
    Can't wait to get started!