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Jamie Jacquart

The Millers

"I'm here to inspire change in myself and others to reduce our impact on the earth!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 40 TODAY
  • 86 THIS WEEK
  • 663 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    735
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    1.0
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    1.0
    public official or leader
    contacted
  • UP TO
    2.0
    stories
    shared
  • UP TO
    3.0
    women, BIPOC, and immigrant-owned businesses
    supported
  • UP TO
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Jamie's actions

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

Buildings

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

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

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Learn about 'Green Gentrification'

Multiple Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about green gentrification and how it relates to city planning for climate action.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Visit the Coast

Macroalgae Protection and Restoration

I will visit a coastal or ocean site to experience the ecosystem and look for the presence of macroalgae/seaweed.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Contact Fossil Fuel Companies

Methane Leak Management

I will contact the fossil fuel companies that supply energy in my community and ask how they manage and reduce methane leakage.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Donate

Improved Clean Cookstoves

I will donate to nonprofits that install clean cookstoves in low-income countries.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Make School More Affordable

Family Planning and Education

I will raise funds to help make school affordable for girls around the world.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Support Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 20 minutes researching and shopping from 5 businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 10 trees in my community, public parks, or backyard.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Advocate for Forest Protection

Forest Protection

I will contact 2 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests and the enforcement of existing anti-logging laws, as well as the rights of local people to protect and restore the land in their communities.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers or post to social media.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 3 microloans to women who need help starting a business.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Share to Social Media: Food, Agriculture, Land Use

Food, Agriculture, & Land Use

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about Food, Agriculture, & Land Use and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn About Aquaculture

Improved Aquaculture

Each day, I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about sustainable aquaculture.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics; Recycled Plastics

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 3 friends, family, and/or colleagues.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Share to Social Media: Industry

Industry

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about Industry Solutions and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Share to Social Media: Electricity

Electricity

Through social media (LinkedIn or Instagram), I will share what I've learned about Electricity Generation and tag Ecochallenge.org.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Electricity

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

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Communicate With My Elected Officials

Onshore Wind Turbines, Offshore Wind Turbines

I will write or call 1 elected officials telling them not to support fossil fuel subsidies and instead support wind energy generation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/14/2024 8:25 AM
    Today was a big day in that we went up to Boston for the afternoon. We walked through the Boston Commons, took in the Embrace statue and went through the Public Gardens and took a ride on the Swan boats, one of my favorite Boston activities. I love how forward thinking the city was in creating these two spaces and including so many walking paths!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/09/2024 7:05 AM
    I have actually recruited my wife to take a walk after dinner! It's a really nice break in the evening and nice to enjoy our neighborhood at twilight. The sun sets on the hillside and houses across the street from us in such a beautiful way, it really is a treat to see.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/09/2024 7:03 AM
    Today was the eclipse, which was really exciting! It was great to be outside in community with others and participating in this celestial gift. I didn't realize that the temperature would drop 15 degrees during the eclipse!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/09/2024 7:01 AM
    Today's walk reinforced that taking our dog for a walk is more about taking him for a sniff of the neighborhood and is not about a healthy walk for me. It was nice to at least get out for a bit.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/04/2024 9:54 AM
    This morning was a nasty, cold and rainy start, so, no walking in the morning, but at lunch I was able to get out for a quick spin and got a little exercise.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/04/2024 9:53 AM
    Today was a blah day our with rain, and it was cold, and I didn't get outside for long. OK, truth be told I walked to the mailbox, and then around the car where I needed to attach a battery charger, so, not exactly a highly productive day of walking. I'm hoping to do better tomorrow.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/02/2024 10:40 AM
    Today is election day! So, in addition to parking at the furthest spot from the door to the building, I took a little stroll after I finished voting. It's nice to walk in a different part of the town and see different things than I normally do. I actually walked down some dead end roads to just see what was there; it was really nice!

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/02/2024 10:38 AM
    Today we did a day trip to Connecticut. While my walk was brief, it was a nice chance to see another set of infrastructure, this time in Avon. While there were sidewalks along the main road, the neighborhoods didn't have sidewalks. I guess everyone was just expected to walk on the road with cars there as well.

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    Jamie Jacquart 4/01/2024 9:14 AM
    After our Easter dinner, we went for a walk with our family in Fairhaven. In the town center, there are SIDEWALKS everywhere. It made it so much easier to move around town safely, including going to their BIKE PATH that goes not just through town, but connects to the next town over AND the one after that! Talk about creating a walkable town where you can move about safely.

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    Jamie Jacquart 3/30/2024 2:21 PM
    Today I parked farther away from the barber shop so that I could get in some additional steps. The downtown area has a good combination of sidewalks and crosswalks. The only improvement I can recommend is that one of the streets is paved using old-time Belgian paving stones once used as ballast in ships (true story). While they made for good ballast, they don't really make for comfortable walking when the mortar has been eaten away between them.

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      Pedrinho Lopes 3/30/2024 2:50 PM
      I also tend to make things a little harder for myself that way I can be a little more productive.