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Melinda Francke

NW Natural - HQ

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Melinda's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch & Learn: Environmental and Social Justice

Climate change and other systems such as racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, and our political and economic structures in our world are intimately connected. I will watch at least 2 of the videos/podcast episodes to learn about environmental/climate justice.

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Health and Education

Wellness & Environmental Justice on Screen

Watch 2 or more talks, documentaries, films about how wellness and environmental justice go hand in hand. Short films in "Learn More". Suggested longer films available via streaming services: -Game Changers (2019) -Happy (2011) -Minimalist (2016) -No Impact Man (2009) -Sustainable (2016) -Forks Over Knives (2011) -Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017) -Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead (2010)

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Health and Education

Yoga for a Better World

Join the Wellness Team for Virtual Yoga. Join live during the weekly yoga session or practice on your own using the recorded sessions.

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 100% meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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Buildings

Lights Out/ Turn it Off

Reduce energy use by doing simple actions such as turning the lights off when you are the last to leave a room, using smart power strips, and turning off small appliances around your desk when not in use. At Home or a NW Natural Location we encourage you to: -Turn the lights off when you leave a room. Don't forget those little desk lamps! -Turn off TVs when no one is watching -Close bay doors if the heat or A/C is on -Alert SEEC and or facilities if you are notice light sensors not working properly

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Electricity

Less We Can

Peruse our external Less We Can site at http://lesswecan.com/ Learn about all of the ways NW Natural is trying to reduce our carbon foot print. For those who do not interact with customers on a regular basis, this is also a great opportunity to see how we communicate our goals to an outside audience.

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Electricity

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  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Melinda Francke 11/06/2020 8:34 AM
    Already 100% vegetarian, lacto-ovo.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Less We Can
    -Did you learn anything you were unaware of? -Are there goals and missions you would like to see brought up more within the workplace? -Can you share a story from being involved in a Less We Can program?

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    Melinda Francke 10/29/2020 1:05 PM
    Renewable natural gas is an interesting concept, and although I've heard RNG around the office and during meetings, I didn't really know what it was. I really like the concept of capturing agricultural and animal waste and putting it to use.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Lights Out/ Turn it Off
    Is this a new habit for you? Have you noticed anything around NWN that we could improve on for energy savings?

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    Melinda Francke 10/29/2020 1:02 PM
    Have a smart lighting system in my home.