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Downing Cless

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"I'm engaged about 20 hours per week in climate activism, mainly through 3 organizations: (1) 350 Massachusetts, (2) Brookhaven Climate Change Committee, and (3) FCB Green Committee at First Church Belmont. With the first two, I do a lot of advocacy work, serving on the 350 Mass Statewide Legislative team and chairing the Advocacy Subcommittee of Brookhaven's CCC. So, advocacy is my action, though it is not on the Dashboard of Ecochallenge as far as I can tell."

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    public officials or leaders
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Downing's actions

Electricity

MA legislative advocacy on transition to electrification and getting off natural gas

I'm intensely involved in this advocacy, especially during the last two weeks.

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DAILY ACTION

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 6 elected officials telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Downing Cless 2/06/2024 8:02 PM
    Today I did several advocacy calls and emails to legislators, ahead of tomorrow's deadline for reporting bills out of committees.

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    Downing Cless 2/05/2024 6:59 PM
    Okay--I think MAYBE I've figured out how to do this and play some catch-up.

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    Downing Cless 2/04/2024 2:47 PM
    Since joining the team, I haven't had time to post anything because of a very intensive period of legislative advocacy involving about 40 hours in the last two weeks. I'd love to get team points for all this, but I find that none of the selected "Action" modules deals with advocacy.

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    Downing Cless 1/30/2024 8:43 PM
    Yesterday and today I spent about 8 hours doing legislative advocacy for 350 Massachusetts