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Dianne Deseck-Piazzon

Whidbey UUs For CJ

"I am committed to a low carbon, healthy resilient lifestyle that benefits me and my community and the world at large."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 319 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    119
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted

Dianne's Actions

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

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Saving the Snake River

i will contact my two Senators, Governor and US Rep to encourage them to support the breaching of 4 dams to save the salmon and save the orcas too. I also will encourage them to encourage their supporters to do the same. I will ask for rtheir feedback.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

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.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

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

Contact your Elected Officials

Abandoned Farmland Restoration

I will contact 30 elected officials to voice my opinion on the importance of restoring farmland in my region, including both public and private land.

Completed
One-Time 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 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”
    What was the most surprising thing you learned from this podcast?

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/30/2021 8:59 PM
    I had no idea about the materials used in the production of cement.Nor did I know it gave off so much CO2. Also, did not know that there were so many alternatives to refrigeranTs. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Connect With A Nonprofit
    What are the most pressing issues for women, girls, and trans/nonbinary people in your community?

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/30/2021 8:51 PM
    I coninue to hep support ISTG program in Island county either with a donation or actual feminine products, undies, sox,etc for needy girls
  • 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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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/30/2021 8:46 PM
    Went to MSU in the 70's--great to see the progress. Microgrids are used extensively in Ontario, Canada where my relatives live
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support a Community Garden
    What are the multiple benefits of community gardens, including carbon sequestration? Why do these benefits matter to you?

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/07/2021 12:31 PM
    This is the first week to pick up produce at our local CSA and we are now harvesting from our plot at our community garden. Yum Yum!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/07/2021 12:28 PM
    I buy clothes and accessories at thrift and consignment stores. I save money and the planet by not buying new clothes made in developing countries that pay low wages to their workers and use fossil fuels to ship to the US.

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/07/2021 12:24 PM
    I am supporting the breaching of 4 dams in WA state to open pathways for the salmon recovery and ultimately to save the orcas.  

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/07/2021 12:22 PM
    i contacted my state and US 0ffials regarding the Snake River


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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 6/07/2021 12:18 PM
    Today I recycled paper, cardboard and plastics in my pantry bin.

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    Dianne Deseck-Piazzon 5/06/2021 8:51 PM
    Contacted federal representatives about supporting the infrastructure bill and Thrive act in collaboration with IP&L.  Renewed our comitment to our CSA.