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Lindsay Kemp

Sustainability Sloths

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  • 403 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    21
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Lindsay's Actions

Materials

LEARN MORE ABOUT PLASTICS IN THE WASTE STREAM

The history of recycling programs is complex. Much of the confusion about what is and isn't recyclable started decades ago. Take some time time to learn about the evolution of plastic recycling efforts. Click 'learn more' for suggested videos and articles.

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Protect our watershed - learn and do

The Tualatin watershed is crucial to our community's well-being. Learn more about the conservation and restoration activities of the past and present that are ensuring the health of our watershed. Pick an action from the following options: 1) Switch to organic or slow-release fertilizers, 2) Replace a non-permeable surface with a permeable one, 3) Always pick up after pets (if you notice a location, park, or greenspace with a pet waste problem, find a way to improve the disposal infrastructure), 4) Plant tough/hardy plants that require little or no extra water/fertilizer, 5) Use roof water or greywater in the garden instead of having it run directly to the street or down the drain.

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One-Time Action

Food

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

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Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

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

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Transport

Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and advocating for a comprehensive high speed rail network in my country/region.

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One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

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One-Time Action

Materials

Support pollinators

Take an action to support our planet's pollinators. Learn about bees and butterflies. Make your yard more attractive to pollinators by planting native plants or reducing chemicals. Sign up for the Backyard Habitats Certification program. Share what you've learned.

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Materials

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

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One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

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One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

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.

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One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transportation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Lindsay Kemp 5/05/2020 12:35 PM
    Most transportation has been generated by burning liquid hydrocarbons. It is responsible for 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 
    For more bike friendly cities - 
    a. Networks of well-lit, tree-lined bike lanes or paths - the more direct, level, and interconnected - the better. 
    b. Well-designed intersections, roundabouts & points of access.
    c. Access to public transit, secure bike parking, city bike share programs, and workplace showers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Lindsay Kemp 5/04/2020 8:36 PM
    Women and girls have higher risks and are more vulnerable to events of climate crisis and natural disaster. It is most acute in women of poverty. If we gain ground in gender equity, we also gain ground in climate crisis. 
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls 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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    Lindsay Kemp 5/04/2020 8:34 PM
    Population of the Earth depends on fertility rates and headway made for gender equity. Drawing down emissions depends on rising up underrepresented communities. 130 million girls are denied basic education. An education can mean strength, adaptability, and choice for pregnancy rather than chance. 
  • 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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    Lindsay Kemp 5/04/2020 7:46 PM
    I take my bike in Portland to Gladys Bikes which is a bike shop owned by women - for women bicyclers specifically. It's really nice to go to a business that knows how to work with bikes and confronts equity challenges. I can research more women-owned businesses! I have also been looking for businesses owned by people of color. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Lindsay Kemp 5/04/2020 7:44 PM
    During this time, it is essential that people work from home as much as possible, and meet virtually. It honors values of wasting less resources through unnecessary travel while still trying to stay connected. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Become A Master Recycler/Composter
    What could you do differently to waste less?

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    Lindsay Kemp 5/04/2020 7:42 PM
    I could avoid paper towels in my kitchen, & instead have my own hand towel. My roommates buy them and we've been avoiding community hand towels, but there could we a waste free way to do it!