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Devon Golem

ERUUF 2021

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 653 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    726
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    635
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    38
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    2
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Devon's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn About Drawdown Solutions

I will watch the introductory video on Drawdown Solutions with Dr. Elizabeth Bagley of Project Drawdown. This excellent presentation provides a primer on how Drawdown solutions reverse greenhouse gas emissions and shares stories of congregations and groups putting solutions into action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHoA25g1tys

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Calculate the carbon footprint of my household

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
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 1
DAILY 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 90 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Purchase a Carbon Offset

Efficient Aviation

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Learn about Carbon Offsets

I will visit Tradewater’s website to learn more about carbon offsets, and why they are a necessary solution in combating a climate crisis.

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 90 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 3 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

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

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 5 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.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

Small Hydropower, Micro Wind Turbines, Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Devon Golem's avatar
    Devon Golem 6/26/2021 3:42 AM
    Hi all! I love Drawdown Ecosystems because I am learning so much including new actions to take. I do wish I were able to access this as an app because I find that I sometimes forget to find the email that provides a link to log in. I think an app would provide easy access and I would see it regularly which would lead to better record keeping. Thoughts?
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Calculate the carbon footprint of my household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

    Devon Golem's avatar
    Devon Golem 4/18/2021 11:29 AM
    After learning about my carbon footprint, I do see some choices that I can make to reduce it.  Firstly, I made a commitment to offsetting my carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits for refrigerant removal.  

    • Devon Golem's avatar
      Devon Golem 5/05/2021 4:37 PM
      Oh yes... Tradewater is actually where I purchase the carbon credits. I am starting a monthly contribution. 

    • Thomas  Fletcher's avatar
      Thomas Fletcher 4/23/2021 9:57 AM
      Refrigerant management is  a big issue at home and abroad.  At home you might check out https://tradewater.us/ which is doing the hard work of refrigerant removal.  I learned about them on How to Save A Planet podcast - Episode called "Cold Hard Cash for your Greenhouse Gas."