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Don Maruska

Climate Coaching Alliance

"to help people be their better selves to solve major challenges, create new opportunities, and enjoy amazing lives together"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 251 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,743
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Don's Actions

Health and Education

Coaching for Climate Action

Goal: coach leaders and teams in the organizations we serve to be more climate conscious in their work and to implement climate stewardship actions. Possible steps (choose one or more and/or start a separate Action for your interests): a. have a climate leadership discussion with one or more clients, b. experiment with a coaching for climate action module to help one or more clients translate their intentions into results, and/or c. share what you learned through the CCA Seed Bank OR -- your idea

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

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

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Don Maruska's avatar
    Don Maruska 9/19/2020 3:15 PM
    I appreciate the value of the Drawdown EcoChallenge in encouraging actions and providing useful information. I don't check in every day so I'm not earning the daily action points, but I'm getting value from the program. I hope others stick with it as well.

  • Don Maruska's avatar
    Don Maruska 8/17/2020 2:45 PM
    I joined the CCA EcoChallenge because I wanted to be in integrity about my own actions before asking others to take additional actions in their lives. I chose a combination of easy to do actions and some stretch actions so that I could make progress quickly and grown. I also wanted to see how this effort might be of service to other coaches.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Coaching for Climate Action
    How do you see applying your coaching expertise and connections to help leaders and teams take valuable climate actions?

    Don Maruska's avatar
    Don Maruska 8/17/2020 2:43 PM
    I am networking with other Master Coaches to identify opportunities to support business and social entrepreneurs who are working on major climate actions (renewable energy projects, legislative actions, etc.).