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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Jeanette Poole

Team Twilio

"We are the foundation of what tomorrow's children will walk upon, be thoughtful in your choosing. "

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 719 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    425
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    265
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    being mindful

Jeanette 's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 30
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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

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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    Jeanette Poole 4/30/2021 8:24 AM
    So, while living up in the mountains and working from home, my daily walking challenge was a bit limited, from 10" inches of snow at random times throughout the month and other times wet/muddy, I have tried to do the best effort with this. Though I have been able to really try to tune out of technology while eating my meals and along the way have learned a few extra globally friendly ways to decrease my carbon footprint. I have also ordered my windows to finish up my task there and found some LED lighting which is easing on my eyes. Great way to really rethink how I live my day to day. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's (or office's) energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/22/2021 12:38 PM
    Upgrading my windows and doors not only helps save cost on heating my home, but helps create insulation to keep warm in and cold out. Creating a lesser of a footprint is key here, so using my limited electricity for heating, having improved windows will help achieve longer lasting results. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/18/2021 9:34 AM
    I had not really put a name to this prior, although after researching this it is like when cattle farmers take their herds up to higher grounds during the summer to feed off the vegetation in the forests, not only does this help with cutting down risks of erosion / fire mitigation, but increases the forests from fertilization, etc.  

    Biggest advantage if not mentioned above is the ability to carry a profitable livestock operation while creating long term investments in the forest and timber products. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/18/2021 9:28 AM
    There are several pros/cons to geothermal energy and the best place that I have experienced this activity is in Iceland where most of their energy comes from geothermal. Since this has a lot to do with the earth's core investing in these is quite expensive where I would need to have it, and due tot he water/electricity that would be needed to utilize such there could be high costs and dome dry spells if water is a shortage. 

    If living in California - or the western states where there is much more activity this would be more profitable. I would however, continue to utilize this source of energy when visiting those mineral baths/hot springs around the USA which use this type of energy to heat and cool their buildings. 

    Investing in Geothermal Energy - Yes, there is only 1 publicly traded company, but the value has soared and investments have exceeded $675mil in 2020. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/12/2021 5:25 PM
    When eating without the distraction of social media, electronics, etc... you get to experience engaging conversations, learn about someone else's day/life, etc... Perhaps you are eating alone, you can people watch at a restaurant, sit outside and eat with the wildlife, maybe just listen to the birds singing and enjoy the sun warming up your face while on a deck somewhere. I live in the mountains so I love to watch the jets fly past wondering where they are heading, pondering a new travel idea. Slowing down also helps you digest better and absorb the energy you are putting into the meal. Double points if you was able to create it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/12/2021 12:44 PM
    Really, understanding the importance of when I will be consuming my purchases, if I am not going to use something soon, then I will need to determine if I should purchase it or freeze it when I get home. I have also started really managing my food intake for health reasons, so food waste for me has always been high priority, even so now as waste on anything just create more stuff in all aspects. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/12/2021 12:41 PM
    Since I found the right LED Lighting, I will now get out and purchase the rest for my home. So many more options out there than several years ago. 
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Learn about Biochar
    Can biochar provide additional benefits besides sequestering carbon?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/12/2021 12:39 PM
    Yes the benefits are great for living things as well as developing sustainable produce. Funny as I learned that to create BioChar it takes limited oxygen to make the product - wonder since I live at 9000' that is why I see it so much when I have fires - less oxygen.

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate My Carbon Footprint
    What stood out to you most about your carbon footprint? What surprised you or sparked curiosity? Where can you take most immediate action?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/12/2021 12:34 PM
    The number of my carbon footprint - though not asking much on actually where I live (in the mountains), so I am assuming that this is based on sub division related information. I live very limitedly at home and use only electricity for my work and few things around the home, but I use a wood stove for heating and I do not have A/C. I have inquired on Solar Panels for my home though my area does not support these even though I am a prime candidate for such. I have a well, so I try to watch my water consumption and do not use the wood stove as often since I have south facing windows which keep my home warm in the winter. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Jeanette Poole 4/06/2021 9:37 AM
    Not only does this help me, but also my fur babies to get our and move.