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Richard Boyce

( UUCCI) Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, IN

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 110 This Week
  • 3,084 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2,724
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    181
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    80
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    279
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    6
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Richard's Actions

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 65
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”

Planet Money recently interviewed the co-founders of Tradewater to learn about the dangerous impact that old refrigerants have on our environment. I will listen to the podcast to learn more about this necessary solution in fighting a climate crisis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 020 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

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

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

I will spend at least 015 minutes researching other Drawdown Transportation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

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

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 67
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Equitable Biking Infrastructure

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact bike routes and express my support for better biking infrastructure.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 120 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Connect With A Nonprofit

Health and Education

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on issues affecting women, girls, and/or trans/nonbinary people in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 035 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 78
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 060 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Intergenerational Sprng Seminar-April 9-11

U U Office at the United Nations, International Justice and Action/ UUA.org

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Richard Boyce 7/30/2021 4:46 AM
    Climate Plan questionnaire for the City of Columbus, IN was submitted to CDP! Will be working to “fill in the blanks “ in the coming months!

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    Richard Boyce 7/22/2021 6:23 PM
    Contacted Shelly Burns @ City of Columbus, IN. She indicated that they will be submitting their 1st cut at the Climate Plan to CDP prior to the July 29th deadline. While not all the areas will receive input , this will make an excellent start for the submission next year.

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    Richard Boyce 6/23/2021 6:46 AM
    Attended America’s All In yesterday! Great session

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    Richard Boyce 6/21/2021 6:12 PM

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    Richard Boyce 6/17/2021 7:29 AM
    Shelly Burns got back to me & we will try to get together on Monday to plot out “next steps” for the work with CDP. 

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    Richard Boyce 6/11/2021 5:04 AM
    Meeting yesterday morning with Kelsey of CDP & Shelly & Robin of City of Columbus, IN. We are in stage 1 of gathering data for the 2021 submission to CDP!

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    Richard Boyce 6/08/2021 6:09 AM
    Contacting Kelsey Hall today to "follow up" and get ready for Thursday meeting with City of Columbus, IN on Climate Plan data gathering with CDP Cities 2021 Questionnaire

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    Richard Boyce 6/07/2021 12:54 PM
    Spoke with Kelsey Hall @ CDP and confirmed a meeting with CDP @ Shelly Burns & Robin Hilber of the City of Columbus, IN for Thursday @ 7:30 AM to discuss the start of data gathering for the Climate Plan.

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    Richard Boyce 6/05/2021 6:56 AM
    Had the first phone meeting with Kelly @ CDP, Shelly was unavailable & so we will reschedule a meeting for next week to try & get as many individuals available as possible. 

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    Richard Boyce 6/05/2021 6:54 AM
    Had the first zoom meeting with CDP. Limited to only 2 parties, next session scheduled for next week.