Heather Gatland

Comox Valley Drawdown

"To be aware of the actions I can take and review them regularly."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 385 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    140
    miles
    traveled by carpool
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    140
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Materials

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

#47 Bioplastic

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transport

Purchase a Carbon Offset

#43 Airplanes

If I buy a plane ticket, I will purchase a carbon offset.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Transport

Try Carpooling

#75 Ridesharing

I will commute by carpool 20 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 1.65 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transport

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 10 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Composting

#60 Composting, #3 Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 10 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 120 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Heather Gatland 12/01/2019 7:01 PM
    Mental health improves with this as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food 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?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:40 PM
    We compost everything we can, and it is picked up every week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Heather Gatland 11/19/2019 9:38 PM
    Bought a delicious basket of squash at the market in Cumberland. mmmmmmmm local farming!

    • Helen Boyd 11/21/2019 6:50 PM
      Does anyone have experience with receive a box of local vegetables delivered to your home?