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Jim Baribault

NW Natural - Field & Service Centers

"Eat and live a healthy lifestyle"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 215 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Jim's Actions

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch & Learn: Environmental and Social Justice

Climate change and other systems such as racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, and our political and economic structures in our world are intimately connected. I will watch at least 2 of the videos/podcast episodes to learn about environmental/climate justice.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Wellness & Environmental Justice on Screen

Watch 2 or more talks, documentaries, films about how wellness and environmental justice go hand in hand. Short films in "Learn More". Suggested longer films available via streaming services: -Game Changers (2019) -Happy (2011) -Minimalist (2016) -No Impact Man (2009) -Sustainable (2016) -Forks Over Knives (2011) -Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017) -Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead (2010)

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

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Lights Out/ Turn it Off

Reduce energy use by doing simple actions such as turning the lights off when you are the last to leave a room, using smart power strips, and turning off small appliances around your desk when not in use. At Home or a NW Natural Location we encourage you to: -Turn the lights off when you leave a room. Don't forget those little desk lamps! -Turn off TVs when no one is watching -Close bay doors if the heat or A/C is on -Alert SEEC and or facilities if you are notice light sensors not working properly

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Electricity

Less We Can

Peruse our external Less We Can site at http://lesswecan.com/ Learn about all of the ways NW Natural is trying to reduce our carbon foot print. For those who do not interact with customers on a regular basis, this is also a great opportunity to see how we communicate our goals to an outside audience.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 4 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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

NWN TEST

TEST

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

NWN TEST

TEST

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Jim Baribault 11/13/2020 9:20 AM
    We have been using small plates with smaller portions which helps in food waste and losing weight.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Jim Baribault 11/13/2020 9:18 AM
    The needs of everyone in the community are met and people feel safe, healthy and happy!  Our environemnt needs to be protected and enhanced. The use of renewable natural gas and the conservation of enery to make this reality.
  • 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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    Jim Baribault 10/28/2020 10:40 AM
    I changed all the light bulbs in my home with incandescent lightbulbs. I feel good that these are energy efficient and also save on my electric bill.

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    Jim Baribault 10/28/2020 10:35 AM
    Boy i was really surprised how many expired cans of food, spices and boxes of different food that i found in my pantry!