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Addy Davidson

Elders Climate Action

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    160
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    76
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    44
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Addy's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

New Home

I will spend 15 minutes per day/2 hours per week investigating the location of our new family compound. With Covid, most of the work is online, but I hope to develop a short list of possibilities to visit once restrictions abate. When we retire, we hope to move to a small holding where we can grow more food and teach the grandkids how to shape their environment responsibly.

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DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

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DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

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

Food

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 43
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Fund Family Planning

Health and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Test Drive an Electric Bike

Electric Bicycles

I will test drive an electric bike at a local distributor to see if it makes sense to use one in place of my car, or to extend the area I can cover by bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

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

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

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

Buildings and Cities

Research Heat Pumps

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching heat pumps to see if installing one makes sense for my home/building.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 45 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 30 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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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    Addy Davidson 9/18/2020 10:49 AM
    I have checked out from the library (now that they are staffed again) over 20 books on various eco-related subjects: eco-retrofit for existing buildings, building green in the first place, hydroponics, aquaponics, fire mitigation strategies for homeowners, building with SIPS, strawbale construction.  I have purchased used books on homesteading, home butchering, canning/preserving.  Covid isolation time is good reading time.

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    Addy Davidson 12/04/2019 10:49 AM
    I'm feeling very depressed about our collective future.  Some years back, we all 'needed' to do was drive about 15% less to affect the outcome.  Now we could drive 50% less and still not hit the target.  How likely is that to happen?  It's not.  I'm so depressed to see so few people caring about the issue, and I live in California where we DO care, and DO have lots of electric vehicles, and DO support solar (because we have sunshine.  I'm not wagging my finger at people covered in snow at the moment!)   And still too many people don't have this on their radar.

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    Addy Davidson 12/01/2019 9:57 AM
    We had 20 for Thanksgiving, and people were front-loaded to bring their own to-go containers for the leftovers.  Now we are making turkey stock from the 2 carcasses, and my dear husband will make soup for the next month.  It's my favorite holiday.  But still, no waste if we can help it!


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    Addy Davidson 11/22/2019 8:28 AM
    What do people think about "easier to make a great decision once than many good decisions many times"?  Someone told me that - I'm sure it's a garbled version of some aphorism -- in relation to buying an electric car.  How you decide about a car once every 6-7-8 (12-14-18) years, but you have to decide to bring your fabric bags every day that you go shopping.  Really rang a bell with me.  Of course, one can do both things -- make great decisions AND good decisions.   But why wait on the big ones?

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    Addy Davidson 11/06/2019 9:58 AM
    We have "Farm Fresh To You" in my area, which is where you sign up online for a box of locally grown produce.  You can customize it each week for what you want, and how much.

    And we have "Sprouts", which is a farmer's market-style grocery store that has lots of produce as well as bins of grains/flours, etc, that you weigh out how much you want.

    I usually go to Sprouts, and I have made reusable net bags for my produce, and reusable cotton bags for my grains/flours.  But I noticed that not all of the produce there comes from local farms.  They ship in produce from all over.

    So, I started up with Farm Fresh, since that's local.  Two deliveries now, and unfortunately, I have found they package things in plastic.  So the potatoes are local, but they're in plastic bags, a big "NO" in my book.  It's #5 recycleable plastic, but still.  Plastic just for portioning?

    If I'm concerned about my personal carbon footprint, which way should I go?

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    Addy Davidson 10/31/2019 8:37 AM
    THIS THIS THIS THIS https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greta-thunberg-nordic-council-environmental-award-prize-instagram/ THIS THIS THIS THIS

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    Addy Davidson 10/29/2019 7:33 PM
    Just planted winter lettuce.  People talk about the beauty of living with all 4 seasons, but I really do appreciate being able to grow greens all year round.

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    Addy Davidson 10/21/2019 1:34 PM
    Wow!  Globally, more people die from air pollution related illness than from Malaria and HIV combined!!!  OUCH!!!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

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    Addy Davidson 10/21/2019 12:50 PM
    I have kids and grandkids.  Of course I care!

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    Addy Davidson 10/18/2019 9:19 AM
    Reviewed my property tax bill.  Beyond the basic tax, the largest line item is for trash pick up. Which remains the same whether I put bins out or not, whether the bins are full or not.  I don't know what the fix is for this -- the trucks are needed, the bins are needed, it's not called "sanitation" for nothing.  But some incentive for people who compost, who recycle, would boost composting and recycling (even though in the grand scheme of things, the health of the earth should be incentive enough)!  Can't complain about the small amounts taken out for the library, the schools, the mosquito abatement.