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Joan Lacktis

SFUU

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  • up to
    24
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    500
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Joan's 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.

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One-Time Action

Industry

Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”

Planet Money recently interviewed the co-founders of Tradewater to learn about the dangerous impact that old refrigerants have on our environment. I will listen to the podcast to learn more about this necessary solution in fighting a climate crisis.

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One-Time Action

Industry

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

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Learn about Biochar

Biochar Production

I will spend 60 minute(s) learning about biochar and how it can help sequester carbon.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Tend A Garden

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

COMPLETED 25
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Just Transition to Climate-Friendly Agriculture

The deadline for this UUMFE- and UUSJ-sponsored letter writing campaign has been extended to May 10th. Our faith calls us to promote bold action in response to the worsening climate crisis and the glaring racial and socioeconomic inequities revealed by the pandemic. There is growing recognition that changes in our food systems can contribute to progress in fighting climate change. These changes, if done right, can also rectify injustices in our current agricultural systems. As UUs, we insist that the transition to more climate-friendly agriculture also responds to pressing social problems like land loss, racism, unemployment, and hunger. We are urging Senators to support legislation that would make progress on both climate change and social ills, such as the Justice for Black Farmers Act (recently introduced as S. 300) and the Climate Stewardship Act (just re-introduced as S.1072). Take 5 minutes and send your letter now!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 35
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Regenerative Gardening

After viewing the films, Kiss the Ground and 2040, I wondered if I could apply regenerative agriculture to my small backyard garden. I found a couple books to peruse but found I couldn't get myself to sit down and read them. Hence, this daily action. If you have a garden, lawn, or pots on the porch, maybe you would be interested in this action as well. DAILY ACTION: read a chapter from a book on regenerative gardening and/or tend your garden using these practices. Some links to books are provided, if you find others, your action is to post that in our team feed.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

SFUU Earth Day Forum

Join Tom Piette and the Mission Earth crew to learn about a few new technological solutions to the climate crisis. This Earth Day Forum will occur in the SFUU zoom room at 11 am on Sunday, Apr. 25th after church services. It will be recorded - so if you are not available on the 25th, you can still watch it later.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Kiss the Ground Film

View the new film, Kiss the Ground, and learn about how regenerating the world’s soils has the potential to rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change

Watch the film 2040, a documentary that follows filmmaker, Damon Gameau as he travels the world seeking new approaches and innovations to combat the climate crisis. Concerned with his own daughter’s future, the film is a positive take at what the world could be like if we embrace more regenerative solutions to address the planet’s most pressing environmental issue.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Listen to the Planet Money Podcast – “Sell Me Your Climate Bombs”
    What was the most surprising thing you learned from this podcast?

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    Joan Lacktis 6/20/2021 3:46 PM
    That people are doing so many interesting things to reduce greenhouse gases. I also didn't know that there were all these tanks lying around
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

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    Joan Lacktis 5/03/2021 9:16 AM
    I throw out a lot  of salads that I don't finish. I guess I should make smaller salads
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Regenerative Solutions to Climate Change
    What do you think of the future envisioned for 2040? Can we do it?

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    Joan Lacktis 4/29/2021 5:55 AM
    The future looked hopeful and it seems doable but I don't think America is anywhere near ready to take  action on a large enough scale to make the necessary changes in CO2 emissions

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      Barb Munn 4/29/2021 10:28 AM
      Let's hope they pass Biden's infrastructure bill - seems like it has CO2 reduction actions built into it!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Kiss the Ground Film
    How do you feel about what you saw in this film? What are you already doing, or plan to do to support healthy soil and food justice?

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    Joan Lacktis 4/25/2021 1:56 PM
    I didn't know that healthy soil played such a powerful role in sequestering carbon. I plan to purchase more locally grown produce and meat which probably comes from farms that pay attention to soil health.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience SFUU Earth Day Forum
    What did you learn this forum to brighten your outlook about our climate's future?

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    Joan Lacktis 4/25/2021 12:17 PM
    That there is a lot of technology being developed to make use of alternatives to oil based energy. I was also interested to hear about the cost associated with the electricity to charge up cars. Thanks to all who contributed