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Cindy Godwin

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"Do the right thing. Lead global, local, and individual actions to reduce our carbon footprint and make a difference in the world. Deliver sustainable service to our clients and be an engaged and attractive employer."

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Cindy's Actions

Action Track: Social Justice

Intersectionality

Continue to learn about the impact of intersectional systemic issues and interventions. Example outlined in this article on racism, published on World Environment Day: https://www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2020/06/05/racism-environmental-movement/

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Smart Energy GB

I will check our home smart meter every day to understand how to be more efficient with gas and electricity use.

COMPLETED 35
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

UK Breakfast Bill

Nearly 2m kids in the U.K. start school on an empty stomach; this reduces their ability to learn. We are supporting a charity called Magic Breakfast which helps to fill some of the gap. To ensure the bigger problem gets solved, I have written to my local MP to ask her to sign the upcoming Breakfast Bill : magicbreakfast.eaction.org.uk

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

There is currently a discrepancy between redesigning lower traffic neighborhoods around London, encouraging alternative modes of transport and public service safety. Today we attended a forum to understand the issues and will contact public officials to promote a solution.

Completed
One-Time 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

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

I planted 40 trees in New Brunswick as a gift to my cousin for her 40th birthday. She is an environmental lawyer. Reforesting in this site will increase species diversity, promote climate change resilience as well as provide educational opportunities for universities, schools and forestry professional associations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

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 37
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Support Women-Owned Businesses

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will shop from women-owned business(es) today.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 100 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Cindy Godwin 10/08/2020 2:47 AM
    Nearly 2m kids in the U.K. start school on an empty stomach; this reduces their ability to learn. We are supporting a charity called Magic Breakfast which helps to fill some of the gap. To ensure the bigger Community Social Justice problem gets solved, I have written to my local MP to ask her to sign the upcoming Breakfast Bill : https://www.magicbreakfast.com/school-breakfast-bill  
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Cindy Godwin 8/20/2020 11:44 PM
    Buying local & seasonal as much as possible, buying only what we need, cooking only portions we plan to eat. Overall Motivation is to reduce transport and waste. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Cindy Godwin 7/28/2020 10:53 PM
    Climate change is a threat multiplier. One of our most powerful levers is curbing population growth: 1bn fewer people = 120bn tons less emissions. Charities like Educating Girls of Rural China, supported by AlixPartners’ Shanghai office, provide young girls access to education to learn about life choices. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Cindy Godwin 6/20/2020 9:55 PM
    There are so many different ways to travel the 8-9 miles into central London from my home. When I was training for marathons I would run to work several times per week and enjoyed seeing the city come to life at sunrise. 

    For the past several years I’ve been injured but enjoyed getting through more books by listening to them while commuting by public transport. The packed-train experience was extremely unpleasant so I began to walk certain legs of the journey to arrive at work or home in a better state of mind. 

    I now have a bike and love the opportunity to explore routes and observe life happening across the varied pockets of the city again. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

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    Cindy Godwin 6/17/2020 11:06 PM
    I learned that indigenous people are the original environmentalists and that they safeguard 80% of the world’s biodiversity. A simple way to apply their principles of food security is to buy local produce.

    Not related to land management but I learned about Two Spirit identities in tribal communities in North America. There are society groups in Canada and also across the US, ranging from NY to Dallas to California. Companies can be aware and inclusive of this population as part of LGBTQ education and allyship. 

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    Cindy Godwin 6/16/2020 10:33 PM
    Each of us can impact the environment in multiple ways. It is important to understand the impact of intersectional systemic issues. A good example of this is outlined in this article on racism, published on World Environment Day: https://www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2020/06/05/racism-environmental-movement/
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Cindy Godwin 6/07/2020 6:07 AM
    Over two decades of grassroots travel, we have sought out opportunities to support local entrepreneurs, and women cooperatives, as well as what we do at home in the UK. 

    Through my Ecochallenge research, I’ve also discovered Starfishproject.com which helps exploited women and girls to establish independence and develop careers. 


  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Cindy Godwin 6/05/2020 10:55 PM
    Since 2018, supported the Uganda Marathon Foundation and Youth With A Vision; both provide funding and support to women in the town of Masaka. I also follow ifundwomen.com which offers access to capital, coaching, and networking for women business owners. And recently I’ve discovered womenforwomen.org which strengthens marginalised women in conflict-affected countries to achieve social and economic empowerment.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

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    Cindy Godwin 6/04/2020 1:42 AM
    Regenerative agriculture increases farm biodiversity which eventually leads to less physical input. This is good for the Health of the land, the animals and the farmers. 

    A 2013 report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN shows how we could feed the growing population of the world by 2050, by applying organic farming methods, 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries
    How can micro energy solutions reduce inequities? Why is this important to you?

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    Cindy Godwin 6/04/2020 1:33 AM
    I was surprised how long it took to find charities supporting micro energy. Energy poverty is one of the primary barriers for families to realise their potential. 
    Renewable-world.org has brought a 70% increase to annual household incomes in Nepal, saving women and girls an average of 2.4 hrs/day collecting water, reducing illness and injury thanks to electricity and clean water in the home, and new farming opportunities that enable more time to be spent on jobs.